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    Looking at the current Raps, which superstar/legend do you think each Raptor can potentially be compared to at the peak of their careers?

    and please no mushy BS like "they should be their own man" or "they can never be superstars, all-stars" crap. just play the game.

    Demar - Ray Allen. No problem scoring but cannot put up other stats.
    Bargs - Rik Smits. Can score but not a good rebounder for a big man.
    Amir - Antonio Davis. grit and hustle. not a double digit scorer but decent rebounder.
    E. Davis - potentially, and ill say it again, potentially, maybe Kevin Garnett. Knows his way around the basket, good shotblocker and rebounder.
    Bayless - Barbosa.
    Calderon - Mark Price. good FT shooter, good 3PT shooter. can score but not much, can pass but not not a double-digit ast player.

    Your thoughts?
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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    Bayless - Barbosa.
    I imagine Triano sitting with Bayless in the locker room being like "Listen Jerryd.. we really like your game here.. and we see alot of potential, and the future for you is very bright... as long as you become THAT guy.... Leandro, come over here man! Where do you get your hair cut, Leandro?... so, Jerryd, start going to that barber... and how good can you pull off the brazilian accent? How much do you make per year? I'm sure you could work some plastic surgery in there somehow. and could you start missing 3 pointers so badly that they make grown men cry?"
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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    I imagine Triano sitting with Bayless in the locker room being like "Listen Jerryd.. we really like your game here.. and we see alot of potential, and the future for you is very bright... as long as you become THAT guy.... Leandro, come over here man! Where do you get your hair cut, Leandro?... so, Jerryd, start going to that barber... and how good can you pull off the brazilian accent? How much do you make per year? I'm sure you could work some plastic surgery in there somehow. and could you start missing 3 pointers so badly that they make grown men cry?"
    hahaha in a nutshell

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    Demar - Richard Jefferson
    Bargs - Better scoring Mehmet Okur
    Amir - Jermaine O'Neal without the offence.
    E. Davis - PJ Brown. He won't be a star, but he'll be very solid.
    Bayless - Monta Ellis..more of a 2 than a 1. Quick combo guard with scorer's mentality
    Calderon - I like the Mark Price comparison. I think he isn't as good of a shooter as Price though.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Demar - Richard Jefferson
    Bargs - Better scoring Mehmet Okur
    Amir - Jermaine O'Neal without the offence.
    E. Davis - PJ Brown. He won't be a star, but he'll be very solid.
    Bayless - Monta Ellis..more of a 2 than a 1. Quick combo guard with scorer's mentality
    Calderon - I like the Mark Price comparison. I think he isn't as good of a shooter as Price though.
    Calderon - John Stockton.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Calderon - John Stockton.
    if thats the case then
    Amir - K. malone.

    hehe

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    I dunno the way demar has been finishing and attacking the bucket lately Id say in a few years he might be the next Kobe. Hyperbole, maybe a little, but dude has made really significant strides this year. If he can up his D and extend his range he has the potential to be the best player this franchise has ever had.

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    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.
    You can tell he thinks that he is Kobe, but no one can develop into Kobe. Kobe is Kobe, he has been since age 17/18, so was MJ, etc.

    Demar will be Demar, Kobe-lite maybe.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.
    as long as you know.. and knowing is half the battle.

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    Demar as Ray Allen? What in the name of Jesus Shuttlesworth??

    You know what I call Ray Allen? A deep shooting virtuoso. Also, the dude can defend. Demar is more akin to someone else.

    That's all i've got on that. I don't know who, but a 2-guard who's game is based on slashing and shooting the mid-range.

    You're welcome for my awesome contribution.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    You can tell he thinks that he is Kobe, but no one can develop into Kobe. Kobe is Kobe, he has been since age 17/18, so was MJ, etc.

    Demar will be Demar, Kobe-lite maybe.
    Don't you read the rules Multipaul?! hahah
    He said you weren't allowed to do that!

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Don't you read the rules Multipaul?! hahah
    He said you weren't allowed to do that!
    thats right multipaul
    we dont want this thread closed too so follow the rules dammit! hahaha

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Don't you read the rules Multipaul?! hahah
    He said you weren't allowed to do that!
    LMAO, ok, yeah, ur right, Demar is Kobe, Andrea is Kareem, Weems is Magic Johnson, Bayless is Isiah, and Ajinca is Bill Laimbeer

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    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    thats right multipaul
    we dont want this thread closed too so follow the rules dammit! hahaha
    bite my tongue bite my tongue bite my tongue lol

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    LMAO, ok, yeah, ur right, Demar is Kobe, Andrea is Kareem, Weems is Magic Johnson, Bayless is Isiah, and Ajinca is Bill Laimbeer
    Now you're getting the hang of it!

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    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    Demar as Ray Allen? What in the name of Jesus Shuttlesworth??

    You know what I call Ray Allen? A deep shooting virtuoso. Also, the dude can defend. Demar is more akin to someone else.

    That's all i've got on that. I don't know who, but a 2-guard who's game is based on slashing and shooting the mid-range.

    You're welcome for my awesome contribution.
    ala Clyde "the Glyde"?

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    ala Clyde "the Glyde"?
    EXACTLY what i was just about to post, man!

    Demar's game, with more improvement defensively.. reminds me of Drexler more than any other past superstar

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I dunno the way demar has been finishing and attacking the bucket lately Id say in a few years he might be the next Kobe. Hyperbole, maybe a little, but dude has made really significant strides this year. If he can up his D and extend his range he has the potential to be the best player this franchise has ever had.
    who knows! it might happen....
    demar has almost identical numbers now as to kobe's second year in the league.
    but if you go by age, kobe was already averaging 22/4/6 and almost 2 stls when he turned 21 but he entered the league at 18 so he already had 3 years NBA experience.
    i dont think anybody really envisioned kobe to be as good as he is now, specially without US college experience....well i guess except for Jerry West.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    LMAO, ok, yeah, ur right, Demar is Kobe, Andrea is Kareem, Weems is Magic Johnson, Bayless is Isiah, and Ajinca is Bill Laimbeer
    if this thread gets all bundled up with other threads, its your fault! hahahaha bargs is king!

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