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JasonJohnHorn
09-24-2011, 01:05 PM
This may seem like an off topic thread, but I've noticed something in the NBA. Whenever a player gets knocked down to the floor, only those players on his team ever help him up. When I play pick-up ball with friends, or even in highschool, if a guy was on the floor, you offered him a hand. It was a sportsmanship thing. But in the NBA you only offer a guy a hand when he's wearing the same jersey as you.

Thoughts?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-24-2011, 01:06 PM
this is stupid

Sadds The Gr8
09-24-2011, 01:08 PM
this is stupid

this

ink
09-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Players are regarded as soft when they give opponents a hand (see Jose Calderon). I have no problem with it, but apparently it's a sign of weakness and lack of killer instinct.

todu82
09-24-2011, 01:15 PM
Option 2.

SouthSideSox
09-24-2011, 01:30 PM
No. You wouldn't help your enemy in war, you don't help him in sports.

Mr_Jones
09-24-2011, 01:36 PM
No. You wouldn't help your enemy in war, you don't help him in sports.

Yeah, but you're also trying to KILL your enemy in war.. So that comparison doesn't really apply...

Nobody in the NBA is trying to hurt players from any of the other teams (I would hope), so I really don't see what's wrong with helping another player up. You're still humans. Don't be a prick, just help them up.

CB29
09-24-2011, 01:46 PM
they have teammates don't they. they can do it

llemon
09-24-2011, 01:56 PM
If you wouldn't offer your hand to help him lift himself from the court, then you shouldn't shake his hand or embrace him when the game ends.

Of course you help the guy off the court. It's a game, and that would be a sign of good sportsmanship.

UPRock
09-24-2011, 02:01 PM
I've seen players from another teams helping each other, this thread is stupid.

Pierzynski4Prez
09-24-2011, 02:12 PM
Only if you are the one to knock that player down, and you did it harder than intended.

juno10
09-24-2011, 02:14 PM
calderon does it everytime, such a nice dude.

asandhu23
09-24-2011, 02:55 PM
**** being polite. kidney punches ftw

SportsFanatic10
09-24-2011, 04:09 PM
as a heat fan and as much as i like wade, shaq knew what it was all about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdHF215m7w8&feature=fvst

juno10
09-24-2011, 04:22 PM
as a heat fan and as much as i like wade, shaq knew what it was all about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdHF215m7w8&feature=fvst

maybe wade shouldn't have flopped so bad.

sjbirds
09-24-2011, 04:31 PM
when i play competitive sports once the whistle blows no one on the other team is my friend and i wouldnt help them up at all. once the game is over then you shake hands since you just battled each other for x amount of mins

Chronz
09-24-2011, 04:39 PM
If you wouldn't offer your hand to help him lift himself from the court, then you shouldn't shake his hand or embrace him when the game ends.

Of course you help the guy off the court. It's a game, and that would be a sign of good sportsmanship.

Its different when your in the middle of a game and you have that mindset that hes the enemy at the moment.

llemon
09-24-2011, 04:48 PM
Its different when your in the middle of a game and you have that mindset that hes the enemy at the moment.

The game was MUCH more rough and physical in the 60s and the 70s, yet the opposition was always willing to give the fouled party a lift off the floor, unless the was some serious personal problem between the players.

It's only a game

And Kurt Thomas is the only player that really still lays the hammer down in this day and age.

MTar786
09-24-2011, 08:59 PM
.. watch more often and you will see that there are many times players that get knocked down reject offers to be helped up by opponents. Its a team bond kind of thing.

llemon
09-24-2011, 09:30 PM
.. watch more often and you will see that there are many times players that get knocked down reject offers to be helped up by opponents. Its a team bond kind of thing.

Yes, and that is more idiotically stupid than the failure to offer a hand.

Sorry, this ain't war.

If it were, many, many players would have been executed for "cowardice in the face of the enemy" by now.

DJakk
09-24-2011, 09:34 PM
By being a player that has premiere sportsmanship you gain respect for the league as a whole. Coaches, players, referees, or whoever else you could include. It does not make a player look "soft", but makes them not look like an *******.