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Chronz
08-30-2013, 01:35 PM
http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raps-gay-working-on-post-up-game-with-olajuwon/


Rudy Gay is serious about improving game this off-season.

The Toronto Raptors forward had laser eye surgery earlier this summer to help improve his declining shooting numbers and now he’s putting in the time to develop his post game in Houston.

Gay posted an Instagram video of a workout with Houston Rockets legend, and former Toronto Raptors centre, Hakeem Olajuwon.

I have high hopes for him this year, but after this year, thats it.

Eagles4Lyfe
08-30-2013, 01:54 PM
Interesting.
I can see them using him at the 4 at times to again this season.

ManRam
08-30-2013, 02:06 PM
I could have stared at this title for hours and never have figured out who "Raptors' legendary center" was.

Kushed
08-30-2013, 02:09 PM
I could have stared at this title for hours and never have figured out who "Raptors' legendary center" was.

+1

I was like Bargnani?

shep33
08-30-2013, 02:13 PM
Why would he work out with Aaron Gray?

pebloemer
08-30-2013, 02:16 PM
I could have stared at this title for hours and never have figured out who "Raptors' legendary center" was.

Tough to know if they were talking about Mourning or Hakeem ;).

MrfadeawayJB
08-30-2013, 02:17 PM
http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raps-gay-working-on-post-up-game-with-olajuwon/



I have high hopes for him this year, but after this year, thats it.

agreed. If he can't do it this year, I feel he has reached his ceiling

Chronz
08-30-2013, 02:32 PM
Tough to know if they were talking about Mourning or Hakeem ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev_Phjl764

Brilliant

Ebbs
08-30-2013, 02:33 PM
Lol at counting hakeem

2-ONE-5
08-30-2013, 02:49 PM
he should have been working on his game sicne he was drafted

C_Mund
08-30-2013, 03:08 PM
I could have stared at this title for hours and never have figured out who "Raptors' legendary center" was.

Keon Clark

DDynO
08-30-2013, 03:16 PM
*Rockets

OceanSpray
08-30-2013, 04:00 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol

beasted86
08-30-2013, 04:01 PM
I somehow thought it was Charles Oakley or Marcus Camby. I'm like legendary?

Eagles4Lyfe
08-30-2013, 07:29 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol

Naw VC

Mile High Champ
08-30-2013, 08:29 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol

Vince Carter and it really is not even close.

Ebbs
08-30-2013, 09:38 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol

#2.


Naw VC


Vince Carter and it really is not even close.

yea. . .

Eagles4Lyfe
08-30-2013, 09:41 PM
What Vince Carter did for Toronto, no one has come to replicating and impact wise I don't think anyone would ever come close to either.

He made us relevant and to top it of got a lot of kids into basketball and help pave the way for the future of ball here.


IIRC they did an interview with Bennett and Tristan Thompson and they posed a similar question and they said Carter pretty easily.

therealwd27
08-30-2013, 10:14 PM
Damn I was clueless looking at the thread lol

Cal827
08-30-2013, 10:19 PM
:laugh:

Probably should say Rockets.

Although, it did make me think that Keon Clark had work again... which would mean that Gay would probably be suspended under the controlled substance policies about half way into the season.

ThuglifeJ
08-30-2013, 10:32 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol

Aww a little Heat poster. He's soo cute

aman_13
08-30-2013, 11:32 PM
Chronz made up the title, the writer didn't write Raps legendary center. I guess news of a player working the Hakeem is no longer interesting.

Hopefully Gay has a big yr.

Hawkeye15
08-31-2013, 01:06 AM
perhaps Dream can convince Gay to stop taking a million 22 footers

OceanSpray
08-31-2013, 02:55 AM
Bosh>Carter in terms of what they did in Toronto based off stats. Carter was just more charismatic and his dunks really brought the fame to him. I was going to say Carter but Bosh put up bigger numbers

Ebbs
08-31-2013, 04:49 AM
Wrong^.

In terms of personal production, cultural intrigue, and team success Carter is the all time franchise player.

Also all these player who "train" with Hakeem are we talking like one session in the gym or a strict like week work regiment?

tkshy
08-31-2013, 07:29 AM
I had my money on Zan Tabak being the legendary center.

BALLER R
08-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Bosh>Carter in terms of what they did in Toronto based off stats. Carter was just more charismatic and his dunks really brought the fame to him. I was going to say Carter but Bosh put up bigger numbers

As much as people hated Vince no one in Toronto would say Bosh did more for Toronto than Vince. It's not even close.

kdspurman
08-31-2013, 11:58 AM
Bosh>Carter in terms of what they did in Toronto based off stats. Carter was just more charismatic and his dunks really brought the fame to him. I was going to say Carter but Bosh put up bigger numbers

Definitely not man

Odominator
08-31-2013, 12:11 PM
I was thinking Antonio Davis

AnthonyTyrael
08-31-2013, 12:17 PM
Wrong^.

In terms of personal production, cultural intrigue, and team success Carter is the all time franchise player.

Also all these player who "train" with Hakeem are we talking like one session in the gym or a strict like week work regiment?

Vince for sure, no question at all.

Since some years, that's my question too. Tell me when you got the answer. I once saw a youtobe video of him, working out with three other guys. One of them was Dwight, the other I think was Cousins. I think it was last year. Funny though, how a guy like Howard tries to replicate Hakeems smooth moves, looking much like a robot. Also, using his new "learned" moves in a game.... usually always fails.

I really payed attention to it over the last couple years. Howard's worse at it. He might learn the technique but he has absoutely no feeling in his hands. All these finger rolls, hooks... first grabbing the ball back to the basket, doing this (sidestep), doing that (tunaround), then going up... it looks so fake. Unbelievable.

smith&wesson
08-31-2013, 12:33 PM
Chris bosh is their most legendary player lol


Bosh>Carter in terms of what they did in Toronto based off stats. Carter was just more charismatic and his dunks really brought the fame to him. I was going to say Carter but Bosh put up bigger numbers

carter
Tmac
damon staudamire
Chris Bosh

smith&wesson
08-31-2013, 12:34 PM
I hope Rudy has a big year. The raps are banking on it. Other wise he may be traded before the deadline.. Raps may go in tank mode for wiggins

Sadds The Gr8
08-31-2013, 12:37 PM
Wince is easily the best Raptor of all time. Only thing Bosh has over him is longevity...

And this is a make or break year for Rudy. If he sucks he'll enter that Monta Ellis zone where everyone thinks he sucks and is a team killer.

hugepatsfan
08-31-2013, 01:03 PM
Vince played w/ TOR for 6.5 years. Bosh played 7. I wouldn't even call that a longevity advantage.

Goose17
08-31-2013, 01:30 PM
Laser eye surgery to improve his shooting? Does he wear glasses off-court? I never noticed.

Sadds The Gr8
08-31-2013, 01:43 PM
Vince played w/ TOR for 6.5 years. Bosh played 7. I wouldn't even call that a longevity advantage.
I guess. Just noticed he only played 100 more games here

ThuglifeJ
08-31-2013, 01:58 PM
Vince played w/ TOR for 6.5 years. Bosh played 7. I wouldn't even call that a longevity advantage.

He has a longer neck? I agree with the guy who said Damon Stoudemire and you could argue Calderon were as well liked in Toronto as Bosh was (before Bosh left). Tmac got a lot of talk at the time too. But Vince is no question the Raptors greatest memory and most impactful. Bosh was never trading 50 point games vs AI for a chance at the Finals.. give me a break Oceanspray you're clearly alone on this.



This is what Vince has to say to Bosh..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxYCyijHps

who does that twice?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIz1g3AtGQo

MrfadeawayJB
08-31-2013, 02:06 PM
Vince played w/ TOR for 6.5 years. Bosh played 7. I wouldn't even call that a longevity advantage.

he has a longer neck?

:laugh:

dtmagnet
08-31-2013, 11:31 PM
I hope Rudy has a great season, and I hope that people don't entirely base their opinions of him on the success of our ****** team.

bucketss
09-01-2013, 01:46 AM
I guess. Just noticed he only played 100 more games here

well carter did check out way before that, idk if i considered him apart of the team at times, posh spice only quit after all star break when he and his butt buddies made their plans.

MrfadeawayJB
09-01-2013, 04:03 PM
This thread quickly turned into a "raptors greatest player" discussion :laugh: