Tim W said:
""Perhaps it wasn't the Raptors who hindered his development, but his parents for coddling him too much as a boy, or maybe the school system that never challenged him. Or maybe it's Italian society that's to blame, bringing up a generation of mamma's boys who don't know how to take care of themselves. ""
Where do you get this stuff Tim? "Italian society for bringing up a generation of mammas boys who don't know how to take care of themselves""
WTF do you know about Italian society, or how the mamma's raise the boys, or whether they can look after themselves?
Are you suggesting the only way for any player to ever be good in the NBA is to grow up without a father, and most times raised by a grandmother since your parents were crackheads? Sure those kids learn to grow up fast if that's what you call it but I would rather have a talented player that respects himself, his family, his fans,hi teamates, and his management, who does not complain, does not get mouthy ( Wright).
Again it is not Barg's fault he was chosen #1, and he was a development project from day one since he had never played NBA basketball, or American college ball. He has progressed every year even though he has had horrible coaching and mentoring. He will continue to improve and play very well alongside Amir, Davis and Kleiza, all while keeping his mouth shut and doing his job.
I like a player who isn't always bragging about himself, and showboating. Something wrong with a mature 24 year old kid who's still trying to improve his game?