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fabnfu2
08-17-2008, 04:44 AM
Can't really understand the article since it's in italian but Shawn Kemp has signed with the Italian club Premiata Montegranaro.

http://www.sutorbasket.it/newsHome.php?nid=710

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 04:48 AM
http://www.ballineurope.com/us-basketball/nba/shawn-kemp-to-italy-its-official/

http://thehoop.blogspot.com/2008/08/shawn-kemp-is-back.html

Lakersfan2483
08-17-2008, 04:52 AM
Is Shawn Kemp in shape, the last time I saw him he weighed over 300 pounds? lol

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 04:55 AM
Is Shawn Kemp in shape, the last time I saw him he weighed over 300 pounds? lol

he's under 280 lbs now

DerekRE_3
08-17-2008, 04:55 AM
Someone needs money badly.

dick butane
08-17-2008, 06:30 AM
Man he is going to love the Chicken Parmigiana...and the Piccatta...and the Bruscetta .... and the Steak Picadores... and the Olive Loaf... and the Madeira wine cream sauce... and the Fish Fridays. Good luck Shawn hope you also play basketball... and try not to make any Italian kids next year.

S.J.Basketball
08-17-2008, 06:48 AM
Hilarious. Scottie Pippen will soon follow LOL! I seriously can't believe this man got signed to play basketball again in Italy. This just goes to show we have nothing to worry about with our BEST players going to Europe....I mean they signed SHAWN KEMP!

Magic can make another comeback....hell..CHARLES BARKLEY can come out and play again...rofl @ shawn kemp....

lakerboy
08-17-2008, 07:09 AM
He must be really broke.

LakerzDQ
08-17-2008, 07:20 AM
he's under 280 lbs now

when he was in the NBA, wasn't he like 230-240 pounds?

I thought having multiple babies made the mother heavier.

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 11:26 AM
Hilarious. Scottie Pippen will soon follow LOL! I seriously can't believe this man got signed to play basketball again in Italy. This just goes to show we have nothing to worry about with our BEST players going to Europe....I mean they signed SHAWN KEMP!

Magic can make another comeback....hell..CHARLES BARKLEY can come out and play again...rofl @ shawn kemp....

technically, Shawn Kemp followed Scottie Pippen, who signed a 2 game contract in Finland last summer

and it doesnt show anything. Shawn Kemp signed with a team that is playing in neither the Euroleague or the EuroCup. it'll be hard to find live games to see what he does onine. not to mention that there is a slight difference in age between 39 and 50, but you keep on thinking the way you do.

Hellcrooner
08-17-2008, 01:44 PM
Im more interested in what can Shawn Kemp JR bring to the table in the Ncaa this year.

JOSETHEALLSTAR
08-17-2008, 02:11 PM
ok

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 02:16 PM
Im more interested in what can Shawn Kemp JR bring to the table in the Ncaa this year.

yeah, no one really cares about this outside of the Italian team he signed with. its somewhat interesting, but not big news. The Hoop and Ball In Europe called it the biggest news. however, I just dont think he'll make that big of an impact in Europe unless he makes the team qualify for either The EuroLeague or the EuroCup.

good luck

HiphopRelated
08-17-2008, 02:29 PM
He must be really broke.
maybe he just wants to play ball:shrug:

$KnicksAndKobe$
08-17-2008, 02:30 PM
Very nice! How much?

infamous
08-17-2008, 02:32 PM
I haven't seen him played in a long time since he was with portland. But this guy used to be a beast back in the sonics days. Good for him everyone deserves a second chance.

sacgiants1213
08-17-2008, 02:42 PM
needs to support the kids

GSW fan
08-17-2008, 03:13 PM
how many kids does he have?

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 03:26 PM
how many kids does he have?

atleast 7

_Sn1P3r_
08-17-2008, 05:32 PM
How old is this guy now?

greg_ory_2005
08-17-2008, 05:40 PM
ok

You must not be a really talkative person. Everytime I see you post, it's 1 word. :eyebrow:

still1ballin
08-17-2008, 05:44 PM
What a joke.

Don't be surprised if Sprewell goes to Europe too.

fabnfu2
08-17-2008, 07:13 PM
How old is this guy now?

He turns 39 in November.

SAVAGE CLAW
08-17-2008, 08:14 PM
7 Can you imagine an Nba team with a starting five of Kemps?

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 08:35 PM
7 Can you imagine an Nba team with a starting five of Kemps?

its from a few different wives

LakerzDQ
08-17-2008, 08:47 PM
its from a few different wives

so? they're still Kemps.

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 09:44 PM
so? they're still Kemps.

true. but its not guaranteed they'll all have the same athletic capabilities, assuming they all have any.

DopieB
08-17-2008, 10:00 PM
Thanks Italy....take our crappy players and the has beens

Voodoo Alchemy
08-17-2008, 10:15 PM
7 Can you imagine an Nba team with a starting five of Kemps?

Italy wouldn't have enough pasta to keep them fed.

toovey107
08-17-2008, 10:21 PM
yeah kemp is a playa

JWalk126
08-17-2008, 10:24 PM
ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3539904)

If more current players flee the NBA for Europe, they will see a familiar face.

The Italian team Premiata Montegranaro announced on Sunday that 38-year-old Shawn Kemp has agreed to play for the team starting in November.

"I am happy that a player that has made basketball history would come to Montegranaro," coach Alessandro Finelli said.

Finelli believed that the six-time NBA All-Star could still contribute.

"He is very motivated," Finelli said. "And he has been staying in shape to show up at our camp in good shape."

Kemp averaged 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds over 14 NBA seasons. He played eight years with Seattle, three with Cleveland, two with Portland and finished with one season in Orlando.

Finelli did not know, however, if Kemp would be the key to the season for the Premiata, which plays in the top division of Italian basketball.

"We will discover with work in the gym if he will be a key player for our team," Finelli said. "Now, it's too soon to say that."

Kemp has flirted with attempting a comeback in the NBA many times since his last season in the league, working out for a number of teams but not sticking with any of them.

JJ81
08-18-2008, 12:40 AM
If more current players flee the NBA for Europe, they will see a familiar face.

The Italian team Premiata Montegranaro announced on Sunday that 38-year-old Shawn Kemp has agreed to play for the team starting in November.

"I am happy that a player that has made basketball history would come to Montegranaro," coach Alessandro Finelli said.

Finelli believed that the six-time NBA All-Star, who last played in the NBA in 2002-03, could still contribute.

"He is very motivated," Finelli said. "And he has been staying in shape to show up at our camp in good shape."

Kemp averaged 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds over 14 NBA seasons. He played eight years with Seattle, three with Cleveland, two with Portland and finished with one season in Orlando.

Finelli did not know, however, if Kemp would be the key to the season for the Premiata, which plays in the top division of Italian basketball.

"We will discover with work in the gym if he will be a key player for our team," Finelli said. "Now, it's too soon to say that."

Kemp has flirted with attempting a comeback in the NBA many times since his last season in the league, working out for a number of teams but not sticking with any of them.

Can't wait to see if he was still throw it down like he used to! haha

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 02:42 AM
this was posted already; including that article (from ESPN; MSNBC had the exact same article too)
http://prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260949

Jay22Redd
08-18-2008, 03:00 AM
Isnt he heavy now???

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 03:04 AM
hes a little under 280 pounds

JJ81
08-18-2008, 03:21 AM
I posted this first, why was mine deleted?

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 03:23 AM
I posted this first, why was mine deleted?

it wasnt deleted, it was merged

and no you didnt post it 1st

I posted it 25 hours before you did in the FIBA forum. this thread is from yesterday. if you'll notice, the article I posted which is identical to yours was posted about 2 hours before you posted the thread

Storch
08-18-2008, 03:25 AM
hes prolly broke hahhaha

JJ81
08-18-2008, 03:35 AM
it wasnt deleted, it was merged

and no you didnt post it 1st

I posted it 25 hours before you did in the FIBA forum. this thread is from yesterday. if you'll notice, the article I posted which is identical to yours was posted about 2 hours before you posted the thread

It doesnt belong in the FIBA forum

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 03:40 AM
It doesnt belong in the FIBA forum

that may be so, but you still posted it last


while youre at it, why dont you tell me what other threads dont belong in the FIBA forum

Hellcrooner
08-18-2008, 03:44 AM
Mmm, well he is going to play Fiba Basket now.... HHe used to be fun to watch, i hope he does good and earns a call back to finish his nba career on a better note.

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Mmm, well he is going to play Fiba Basket now.... HHe used to be fun to watch, i hope he does good and earns a call back to finish his nba career on a better note.

if he makes it to either the EuroCup or Euroleague next season (if he plays another season), technically those games in the competition arent FIBA. but yes, all games in Italy are considered part of FIBA

dick butane
08-18-2008, 01:39 PM
its from a few different wives

Wives are women you marry.... Shawn's kids got baby mammas.

Seventh King
08-18-2008, 02:40 PM
^Nice. Dennis Rodman out to try out also . . .they'd love his antics over there. LMAO.

IversonIsKrazy
08-18-2008, 06:52 PM
how much is he going to b making?

JWalk126
08-18-2008, 10:21 PM
how much is he going to b making?

no clue, none of the sites disclose that information