View Poll Results: Grade Bargnani's game.

Voters
128. You may not vote on this poll
  • A

    9 7.03%
  • B

    47 36.72%
  • C

    30 23.44%
  • D

    19 14.84%
  • F

    23 17.97%
Page 286 of 527 FirstFirst ... 186 236 276 284 285 286 287 288 296 336 386 ... LastLast
Results 5,701 to 5,720 of 10537

Thread: Everything Bargnani: The Legend Continues

  1. #5701
    Raptors Republic Starter Ambidextrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    882
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Andrea Bargnani Interview

    I read an article on Hoopshype about Bargnani. He had interesting things to say about the lockout and offers to play overseas. The original article is translated from Italian. Reading it gave me a sense of his personality and what he's up to. He also said some things to say about playing in Canada. Here are a few snippets.


    The NBA lockout... when will it end? Andrea Bargnani: "I have no idea, meanwhile I focus on the national team, is what interests me." La Repubblica
    Have there been offers? Andrea Bargnani: "Yes, important ones, but I don't want to stress myself. Now I'm here, then we will see." La Repubblica

    An offer from Italian clubs? Andrea Bargnani: "More important". La Repubblica
    Here is what he had to say about playing in Canada

    What makes life in Canada? Andrea Bargnani: "I work out, then I work out, then I train. The pace isolates you from everything and everything is custom built for this. Sometimes you find it difficult to stay connected with your world. In fact, using Skype, Twitter and technologies to talk to my friends."
    hmm sounds like he finds it boring in Canada, or is it just me?

    http://translate.google.com/translat...nani-20799301/
    Last edited by Ambidextrious; Wed Aug 24th, 2011 at 11:35 PM.

  2. #5702
    Raptors Republic Starter Ambidextrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    882
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    Are they gonna be showing the tournament games on the tele or do we have to stream them all?
    I don't think they'll be shown on TV. I usually just stream em' online. It works fine for me.

  3. #5703
    Raptors Republic Starter Ambidextrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    882
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    LOL @ Tim W.
    Quote Tim W. wrote:
    I guess he figured he'd grabbed enough rebounds against Indiana

  4. #5704
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    173
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote whatwhat wrote: View Post
    @ the 10 second mark, the ball bounces directly to him.

    i'm still not convinced at all that he's a changed man, but still uh...congrats, i guess.
    @1:35 good help defence wtf. :')

  5. #5705
    Raptors Republic Starter albertan_10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    423
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wonder if his real problem in the NBA is that he can no longer camp out in the paint... That's his defense. no need to play out on your man and then come back for help defense in FIBA because you can just camp out there.

  6. #5706
    Raptors Republic Starter albertan_10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    423
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    sounds like he is finding the nba life to be boring - not just Canada

  7. #5707
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    oh god..does this mean that when JV comes its only going to 5 rbs for him too?

  8. #5708
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So he does this against kids well if only he played in the NCAA lol

  9. #5709
    Raptors Republic Starter Ambidextrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    882
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    How can you find yourself bored in one of the greatest cities in the world. The only drag is winter, its actually not that bad in Toronto. I know being from Ottawa, we have the extremes of all seasons. Very hot summers, and very cold winters, we get a lot of snow. I'm sure you know how it feels being from Alberta (depending on if you are from beautiful, warm Calgary under the Chinook or Chilly Edmonton, above the Chinook) Sure he's a little homesick, but c'mon your getting paid millions to play a sport you love. How are you ever bored? Sorry bargs we don't have it as good as you. We can't just up and leave. "HEY! BE A MAN DO THE RIGHT THING!"


  10. #5710
    Raptors Republic Starter Ambidextrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    882
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ATT wrote: View Post
    oh god..does this mean that when JV comes its only going to 5 rbs for him too?
    Yeah that's a good observation Albertan.

    ATT, Lets hope it does not mean less rebounds for Valancuinas when he comes over. JV has plays with more defensive mobility than Andrea, from what I've seen. JV has a knack of knowing where to be at the right time (rebounding). He plays with good activity and is a good help side defender. I'm sure that will be able to adjust in due time.
    Last edited by Ambidextrious; Thu Aug 25th, 2011 at 01:13 AM.

  11. #5711
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19,347
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    For a guy that is as offensively gifted as him I can't understand his allergy or phobia of his left hand. Check out 1:10 of the video. He turns in to all the defense when a simple left hand mini-hook/mini-drop step was all that was needed. This is something that has driven me almost as much as the rebounding. Reminds me of Ewing - he should have just chopped his left hand off for the amount he used it.

  12. #5712
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    95
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    He's saying he doesn't have much free time during the season, and he keeps in touch with friends over the internet. I don't think it mean he's bored with Canada. Also, sounds like he's taking mma lessons? I couldn't picture that.
    The one and only

  13. #5713
    Raptors Republic All-Star WJF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    1,496
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I know it is just the summer and this game was against an NCAA team, but this is the time of year that you build confidence and work on your game. I think everyone would be happy if this effort we see now resulted in 1.5 more boards per game and better defensive effort.

  14. #5714
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Wow, to do that against a world class team like Brigham Young? Move over Kevin Love, there's a new rebounding champion on the way.

    In other news Eddy Curry blocked ten shots and downed 15 Big Macs at a local YMCA game. Those in attendance were mesmerized by his ability in the paint against kids half his size. The 15 Big Macs in one sitting also broke the city record.

  15. #5715
    Raptors Republic Starter RAPresenting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kitchener
    Posts
    608
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Was definitely against inferior competition but I liked to see he was in the paint for almost every basket. Not many long jumpers or pull up instead realizing the opposition was much smaller and taking advantage of it. If all of these highlights were done in 20 minutes of floor time thats a fantastic game regardless of the oppontent.

  16. #5716
    Raptors Republic Starter RAPresenting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kitchener
    Posts
    608
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Is there a box score for that game? lol proof may be required.

  17. #5717
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    726
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Ambidextrious wrote: View Post
    http://blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/gene...unds-in-a-game

    Thank God he got more than 5 rebounds LOL!
    Did I read that right? 19? Well he is a NBA 7ft player going against lol Euro players. No but seriously, at least he had to give some sort of effort to get those rebounds or was he being Reggie and camping out under the rim? How much of it was offensive?

    Good for him though but now people are going to expect at least 10 per game from him.

  18. #5718
    Raptors Republic Starter imaginelino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    251
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Greatest Cities in the world? are you still trying to convince yourself that. And are you trying to compare Rome to Toronto? talk about a reach.

  19. #5719
    Raptors Republic All-Star hateslosing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    1,524
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Meh, looked like a man against boys, which it was. He looked decent in the zone Italy was running, at least in those highlights. I am sort of curious to see if he'll make any improvement in Casey's zone, or if he'll just get worse.
    "When Life gives you lemons, you clone those Lemons to make super lemons!"
    -Scudworth

  20. #5720
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,200
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Brigham Young U is one of those second tier mid major conference teams. If Duke was in Europe, instead of China where they blew out the Chinese national team twice, I think it would a different story against Eurobasket competition.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 3 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 3 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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