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    So he is a supremely talented player that can't adapt to being a Point Forward, can't adapt to playing the 4, can't adapt to being the number 1 option, can't shoot, spotty defender...what exactly are his supreme talents? Can he burp the alphabet? Shit the dictionary? Do that funny thing with his eyelids? If you are going to spend an entire article arguing how we sabotaged him and then call him a supreme talent... IF HE WAS A SUPREME TALENT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT THE FUCK OUT.
    thead you need some ice cream!!!

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    thead you need some ice cream!!!
    I would like some ice cream...ahh..god damnit...I'm never gonna lose this weight I found when I moved to Toronto...

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    somebody posted this on the Raptors FB page, its sooooo awesome!!!

    I BELIEVE IN MASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI
    I BELIEVE HE CAN TOUCH THE SKY
    I THINK ABOUT HIM EVERY NIGHT AND DAY
    HE MADE BARGNANI GOOOO AWAY
    I BELIEVE HE CAN SOAR
    HE SENT RUDY GAY OUT THROUGH THAT OPEN DOOR (he took three shots on the way out and missed)

    I BELIEVE, IN MASAI

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    somebody posted this on the Raptors FB page, its sooooo awesome!!!

    I BELIEVE IN MASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI
    I BELIEVE HE CAN TOUCH THE SKY
    I THINK ABOUT HIM EVERY NIGHT AND DAY
    HE MADE BARGNANI GOOOO AWAY
    I BELIEVE HE CAN SOAR
    HE SENT RUDY GAY OUT THROUGH THAT OPEN DOOR (he took three shots on the way out and missed)

    I BELIEVE, IN MASAI
    its from Tim and Sid...check the video on the RR home page

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    So he is a supremely talented player that can't adapt to being a Point Forward, can't adapt to playing the 4, can't adapt to being the number 1 option, can't shoot, spotty defender...what exactly are his supreme talents? Can he burp the alphabet? Shit the dictionary? Do that funny thing with his eyelids? If you are going to spend an entire article arguing how we sabotaged him and then call him a supreme talent... IF HE WAS A SUPREME TALENT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT THE FUCK OUT.
    Glorious.

    Gay's decline has been steady and not limited to the past 10 months. And let's be honest here, "change of scenery" is nice if you're going to the Heat or the Spurs - but Sacramento? That's where careers go to die. Far more likely that something psychotic will happen with Cousins and Gay sharing the floor than any kind of return to form.

    Gay's career arc is starting to look like Ricky Davis (fell off a cliff at 27 - out of the league at 30) or Antoine Walker (started to fall off at 28 - out of the league at 31). Some guys start losing a step while they're still in their 20's, and if they're too much of a headcase to adjust their game or figure it out, they don't last long.

    Gay is running on the fumes of his reputation right now. He'll continue to get opportunities as long as someone has to pay him $17-19 million, but as soon as that deal's done....

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    I stopped reading Brotherston a long time ago when it seemed that he was falsely quoting people in articles.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    ugghghghghhhhhh...

    Mr. Brotherston lost me on this one. Whole article seems like a click generator.
    Exactly what it is, and working. I couldn't get past a paragraph or two before almost puking. He ain't that dumb, but like many internet writers, hits are more important than reason.

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    Quote FoxMachine wrote: View Post
    I stopped reading Brotherston a long time ago when it seemed that he was falsely quoting people in articles.
    I tape every interview - you don't have to like the answers
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    Quote brothersteve wrote: View Post
    I tape every interview - you don't have to like the answers
    FTR I don't agree with your article, but the vitriol has been a little extreme lol.

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    Quote brothersteve wrote: View Post
    I tape every interview - you don't have to like the answers
    You said that before. I don't believe you and you're not about to prove me wrong so that's that. Why don't you respond to the rest of the comments about this interesting piece of journalism about how Toronto sabotaged Rudy Gay?

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    You said that before. I don't believe you and you're not about to prove me wrong so that's that. Why don't you respond to the rest of the comments about this interesting piece of journalism about how Toronto sabotaged Rudy Gay?
    For all the leaps and bounds of logic, what puzzles me, is motive. Why on earth would a team sabotage a player, especially when attempting to trade that player? Sabotaging a player would drive his market value down, which runs in stark contrast to what GMs want to do to players on the trade block.

    Completely ridiculous, with no basis is reality or truth.

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    Is it safe to assume that Brother Steve won't be back for a while?
    F*ck Brooklyn

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    For all the leaps and bounds of logic, what puzzles me, is motive. Why on earth would a team sabotage a player, especially when attempting to trade that player? Sabotaging a player would drive his market value down, which runs in stark contrast to what GMs want to do to players on the trade block.

    Completely ridiculous, with no basis is reality or truth.
    Maybe Lieweke is trying to sabotage Ujiri! Wait, that doesn't make any sense either....

    Maybe MLSE is trying to sabotage Lieweke! Hmmm, that can't be it....

    Maybe Rogers/Bell is trying to sabotage MLSE! I can't see that happening....

    Maybe God is trying to....ah fawk it! Someone call the Beastie Boys for copyright infringement.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Brotherston is a few steps below Bleacher Report.
    Ouch bro lol

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    The poorly worded headline is a desperate attention grabber.

    Where are those SF vs. PF numbers from? I read the exact opposite numbers in articles describing Sacto's plans for Gay - they found him more successful at PF and thought he'd been miscast at SF. They plan to use him as a stretch 4.

    About the only thing Gay did better when his shot wasn't falling was rebound. He rebounded really well this year - everything else was much more a case of Gay Sabotages the Raptors Offence than vice versa.
    Attention seeking indeed.

    Pretty sad.

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    Gay gets traded to a (recently) hot-topic team, located in the US, who people are hoping will turn it around -> Media stories switch from panning him to making excuses.

    Shocker.

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    Quote brothersteve wrote: View Post
    I tape every interview - you don't have to like the answers
    Unintentional comedy rating = 10

    This is like Rob Ford showing up at City Hall.

    Oooh, that was too low. Sorry.

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    Quote brothersteve wrote: View Post
    I tape every interview - you don't have to like the answers
    Sensationalist headline? Check!
    No discussion on what the Motive to sabotage your own player was? Check!
    Poorly written article with unsubstantiated claims of 'supreme' talent? Check!
    Nothing but a list of excuses? Check!

    Oh.. but at least you tape every interview!
    This is the wrong career for you, Steve.
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    Alright, alright. Locking it down.
    "I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. You rise above it." -Kobe Bryant

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