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Thread: Greivis Vasquez, or Jose Calderon?

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    How a guy could not have fun making millions upon millions annually to play a game you love in front of millions of admirers.

    If they don't think it's "fun", the world needs plenty of plumbers.
    LOL, you're on point today with these posts, Keon.

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    How a guy could not have fun making millions upon millions annually to play a game you love in front of millions of admirers.

    If they don't think it's "fun", the world needs plenty of plumbers.
    It's still a job that has lots of uncertainty and keeps you away from your family. Most fans would probably kill to be a professional athlete, but to them, it's still a job that is very demanding (and lots of their money goes to taxes, agents, PR, lawyers, etc...). I get what you're saying, but that's quite a generalized comment, with such a simple view of their profession.

    He's a guy that went from being a starter and MIP, to a starter on another team, lost his starting role, got traded and became a backup. He moved from NO, to Sacramento, to Toronto, all in less than a season.

    To hear him say he's having fun in Toronto, I think speaks volumes about the situation and atmosphere on the Raptors. I'm sure lots of players in his situation (especially with the perceived 'dreaded' move to Toronto) would be sulking and looking forward to getting out of town.

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    Vasquez,

    1) He fits better with this team
    2) He's younger
    3) He's not a magnet for controversies
    4) He doesn't wind down the shot clock
    5) He balances his passing/shooting

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    I don't think the two can be compared at least at the moment. Jose is a much superior PG.
    Attitude Is A Choice.

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    Not really worth a new thread, but Vasquez is going to be on Fan590 in 25 minutes. Out of town go to fan590.com and hit listen live...Not sure I'm going to listen, just a heads up.

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    Calderon for short term. Vasquez long term. Also to take into consideration, Vasquez's salary is significantly less.

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    Vasquez has played a crucial role in our team's success, and this is all because he has accepted his role as a backup player.

    Jose will always be cherished in our hearts, but so long as Mr. Kyle Lowry is running the show, I like having the general coming off the bench and giving our MVP some rest. He's young, aggressive, knows his role, and is playing within the team. You can't ask for more
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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Not really worth a new thread, but Vasquez is going to be on Fan590 in 25 minutes. Out of town go to fan590.com and hit listen live...Not sure I'm going to listen, just a heads up.
    Next time I'm going to start a new thread -- didn't want to rehash an old debate. The interview was a whole pile of nothing.

    "Kyle is amazing...

    DeMar could become a great player, and go to many all-star games...."

    What a boring guy.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Next time I'm going to start a new thread -- didn't want to rehash an old debate. The interview was a whole pile of nothing.

    "Kyle is amazing...

    DeMar could become a great player, and go to many all-star games...."

    What a boring guy.
    Well....what were you expecting?

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Well....what were you expecting?
    Something that resembled human rather than a robot spouting exactly what a PR staffer scripted? It felt more like a hockey interview than a pro-basketball player.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Something that resembled human rather than a robot spouting exactly what a PR staffer scripted? It felt more like a hockey interview than a pro-basketball player.
    I don't know. I feel like most pro athlete interviews are similarly bad. Very few good interviewees in sports.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I don't know. I feel like most pro athlete interviews are similarly bad. Very few good interviewees in sports.
    That's why it was always good when Sager would interview KG!!


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