Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 74
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Perfecting my windmill
    Posts
    422

    Is This The Age Of "Humble" Superstars?

    Im talking about guys who care only about basketball and arent worried about having huge egos, demanding a lot of money, being a ******* to the media, feuding with a coach, or getting into trouble off the court.

    What do you guys think? (Projecting down the line)

    Derrick Rose
    Blake Griffin
    Kevin Durant
    John Wall
    Russell Westbrook
    Kevin Love
    Eric Gordon

    Maybe...just maybe Greg Oden.

    Even guys high on the NBA radar like Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, Austin Rivers, & Anthony Davis.

    It seems like we're going through a stretch in which a lot of the guys trending upward in the NBA are of high character.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    14,815
    I really don't think Westbrook fits in with the rest of these guys.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Perfecting my windmill
    Posts
    422
    Quote Originally Posted by RZZZA View Post
    I really don't think Westbrook fits in with the rest of these guys.
    Why? Because he takes a lot of shots?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    14,815
    I just wouldn't classify him as someone who is humble and has a small ego.

    Blake? yes. Rose? yes. Love? yes. Durant? yes.

    Wall and Westbrook? I dunno...I'd lean to no.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Windsor, Earth's Rectum (as reported by Stephen Colbert).
    Posts
    11,278
    Quote Originally Posted by RZZZA View Post
    I just wouldn't classify him as someone who is humble and has a small ego.

    Blake? yes. Rose? yes. Love? yes. Durant? yes.

    Wall and Westbrook? I dunno...I'd lean to no.
    Love the sig bro!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    26,239
    Rondo is also humble.
    Last edited by B'sCeltsPatsSox; 05-13-2011 at 06:28 PM.


    "I AM THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFuffcVDKKg
    lol


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Pharcyde of the Moon
    Posts
    10,935
    we might be reading too much into what they are saying. All of these guys are still young. give it time. i guarantee they will develop egos. its impossible not to when the clock starts ticking on your career time log n you still have goals left to accomplish.
    Last edited by gwrighter; 05-13-2011 at 06:20 PM.
    Raptors Franchise Checklist:
    Rebuild with young players [x]
    Build contending team [ ]
    Host NBA All-Star Weekend [x]
    Win Championship [ ]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Neither here, Nor there
    Posts
    9,511
    howard?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    MASS
    Posts
    54,753
    Derrick Rose - yes
    Blake Griffin - lets wait more than a year
    Kevin Durant - yes
    John Wall - i wouldnt call him humble at all
    Russell Westbrook - maybe but has signs of starbury in him
    Kevin Love - klove humble?? hes always talking on twitter and didnt he once complain about minutes last season when he wasnt getting any??? (thats not humble even if you want to make a case hes "changed")
    Eric Gordon - hes not a superstar

    i wouldnt call todays athlete the most humble what so ever.....todays generation superstar created one of the biggest skepticals of the year...the decision...i give it to rose and durant they seemed to have there heads screwed on straight and so far so good with these two but its still early in there careers and i dont know if anyone projected lbj to do the decision after his first 2 or 3 years in the league


    First Sim League Title!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    8,071
    Quote Originally Posted by B'sCeltsPatsSox View Post
    Rondo is also humble.
    yeah because saying you're better than cp3 is humble.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    12,100
    good thread. i feel like nothing bad can come out of this, altho it is PSD. but youre right, a lot of the young up and coming stars do seem to be very humble and just want to win...but i still say lets wait a coiuple/few years to see how they all are once they do/dont pan out, and start winning/losing

    but it definitely looks promising

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,900
    Honestly...

    I would say this crop of players are the era of "say what people want to hear in front of the media." I don't think Rose is very genuine. Same goes for Westbrooke and Eric Gordon. John Wall seems to be pretty humble but at the same time seems like he has a big ego cause he just reeks confidence and he's one of those goofy idiots that has to dance everytime he gets excited.

    Blake Griffin and Durant I would say yes they are humble athletes.

    With that said I think these guys are definetly lower to earth than the Lebron era. Lebron and that wave of players almost ruined the NBA for me.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Stalking Bismack Biyombo
    Posts
    22,412
    I miss Stevie Franchise
    Leave me alone

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Posts
    4,414
    I would have included Melo until this past season.

    but in the end, was it really Melo's doing? Well, yeah, he didn't sign but he was still under contract to play the season and he seemed ok with doing so...but Denver opted to force a trade through.

    Ewing dunk past Mourning
    GIFSoup
    DANTONI IS:
    -HORRIBLE out of timeouts
    -HORRIBLE D
    -Too many 3's
    -PF is pushed to the 3 point line
    -Doesn't play BIGS
    -Dog Houses players
    -HORRIBLE management of players and motivation

    [QUOTE=Knick4Knack;22330620]
    Go out on your front lawn, take a dump and see how long your neighbors will talk about that little slice of life. That's what Mike D did to this franchise./QUOTE]

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    27,630
    John Wall?

    You mean the douchebag that danced for 40 seconds during the intro to his first NBA home game?

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •