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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Is the "Greek Freak" the next face of the NBA?

He's averaging 32, 10 and 5 so far this season, and he's only 22. Even more, he's 6-11, but he plays like he's 6-6 or 6-7 and has a multitude of skills. I'm watching him play vs the Spurs right now and his play is mesmerizing. Once Lebron starts to fade do you guys think he'll become the best player in the NBA and maybe the best player of the next decade (2020s)? Or is this start a fluke and he'll simply be a really good but not great player?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject:

Him or Ben Simmons. If Ben can develop a reliable jumper, definitely him.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject:

Would be great to see. Feel good story that doesn't feel forced onto us by media but rather by solid play.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject:

Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject:

lakez34 wrote:
Would be great to see. Feel good story that doesn't feel forced onto us by media but rather by solid play.



+1

Plus it would involve a franchise that hasn't done anything in decades.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject:

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Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.


I'm sure many didn't think that about a Cav(LeBron), Warrior(Curry), Thunder(Durant) until it happened.

You don't need to be in a big market to be a star anymore.

They've had great players before

Oscar Robinson and Kareem come to mind.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject:

As long as you get lebrons face off of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject:

The media is picking up on Giannis, so Iíd say yes. I watched a lot of the game last night against the Spurs. He was a lot of on-court charisma. He and Simmons could be the next wave.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject:

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The media is picking up on Giannis, so Iíd say yes. I watched a lot of the game last night against the Spurs. He was a lot of on-court charisma. He and Simmons could be the next wave.


Porzingis too but don't forget, KD is only 29 yrs old
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject:

lakez34 wrote:
Would be great to see. Feel good story that doesn't feel forced onto us by media but rather by solid play.

ESPN put up an article saying how his persona as a superstar will be more about substance and dedication than being a passive aggressive one-man corporate shill like you-know-who.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21315071/does-giannis-antetokounmpo-look-nba-superstar
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:52 am    Post subject:

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Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.


I'm sure many didn't think that about a Cav(LeBron), Warrior(Curry), Thunder(Durant) until it happened.

You don't need to be in a big market to be a star anymore.

They've had great players before

Oscar Robinson and Kareem come to mind.


Durant still helped himself by going to Golden State though. He looks even better as a Warrior and now people canít criticize him for not winning.

The Bucks are 6-6 right now. That record stinks after all he has done. Itís not unheard of though; Kobe and Lebron put up huge numbers for teams that didnít win much. Westbrook did it last season.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject:

The only thing about him missing is his outside shot. In today's league, I don't know if you can be the best player in the league without a good shot from outside and the ability to keep shooting it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.


Don't think it has to do with him being a buck, but with him being non-american
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

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The only thing about him missing is his outside shot. In today's league, I don't know if you can be the best player in the league without a good shot from outside and the ability to keep shooting it.


He'll need to be at least as good of an outside shooter as current LeBron to have a chance, IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
The only thing about him missing is his outside shot. In today's league, I don't know if you can be the best player in the league without a good shot from outside and the ability to keep shooting it.


I don't know about that. If you can lead the league in scoring while averaging about 60% from the field, and also averaging about 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks, I think you can get by without a reliable three point shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
The only thing about him missing is his outside shot. In today's league, I don't know if you can be the best player in the league without a good shot from outside and the ability to keep shooting it.


I don't know about that. If you can lead the league in scoring while averaging about 60% from the field, and also averaging about 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks, I think you can get by without a reliable three point shot.


That was Lebron v.1, which was pretty damn good.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject:

Dude is only 22?!

Holy snaps... watch out man
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject:

I hope it is Embiid, he is almost as entertaining as Shaq was.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.


Don't think it has to do with him being a buck, but with him being non-american

I think in this day and age a foreigner being the face of the NBA can work.

Even in the mid 90s Hakeem, a Nigerian, was the face of the NBA when Jordan was playing baseball.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

I think so

Because he gets all his points dunking on dudes. I think he will bring out the return of the big man

Teams will need to protect the paint
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject:

A lot of teams struck out on that draft.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Gonna be Ben Simmons.

Hard to believe the next face will be a Buck.


Don't think it has to do with him being a buck, but with him being non-american


I actually think there might be a bit of an appeal in that, too. Actually when you think about it, some of the best players of the next generation are non American born.

Giannis - Greece
Porzingis - Latvia
Simmons - Aussie (American dad but still)
Embiid - Cameroon

But ya still...you need an All American there. Those 4 will likely be the best players in the league for the unforseeable future and theyre all international. Im guessing thats a good thing and the NBA will know how to market that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:42 am    Post subject:

Anthony davis is the only american. But I thought simmons was gonna play for USA
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:01 am    Post subject:

http://www.sportingnews.com/au/nba-au/news/ben-simmons-hoping-to-play-for-australia-at-2020-tokyo-olympic-games/1l7og98gmjja3198x2s7w6oq7r

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am    Post subject:

Yes, the Greek Freak will be the new face of the NBA. As long as he keeps up with the tremendous dunks and stats.
Lebron will fade away gently, Westbrook is annoying, Kawhi is too shy, Kyrie is a no go, and there is hardly any other spectacular show star.
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