This conspiracy stuff is really quite silly. I'm amazed that people actually believe in this. This is a joke thread, right?
No, the league is trying to hold the Raptors back by hurting them at the draft. They changed the age limit before the 2006 lottery to stop them there. Now they're taking it up a notch this year by shutting down the entire league just to stop them from getting a superstar via the draft. They aren't happy about how Vince's Mom lost her excellent parking spot during his final season in Toronto. They're also not happy about the Bosh snub in Miami by Triano or maple syrup, or the metric system. This is retribution.
its to hard to rigg the things listed at the start of the thread but its not out of the question that things can be fixed in the NBA. i mean the government does it all the time, why cant the NBA. IMO its almost stupid for the NBA not to fix their league to help it along.
Oh, and to add to the conspiracy theory - the Raptors won the NBA draft in 1996 - they should have received Allen Iverson, but because of a clause saying they couldn't win the lottery for 5 years, they got the 2nd pick - and ended up with Marcus Camby..
Excellent point. Oden was the consensus #1. People were suggesting he might be the next Shaq back then.
- 14 seasons
- Career 27PPG
- 11 time all-star
- two time all-star MVP
- one time league MVP
- 3 All-NBA 1st team
- 3 All-NBA 2nd team
- 1 All-NBA 3rd team
- 4 Scoring Titles
Iverson is going to the hall of fame. We don't have to like Allen Iverson but we need to give him his due respect. The guy had a better career than Camby. You can blast Iverson all you want for his attitude but while he was out there going to war, putting his body on the line every night in the trenches against guys at times twice his size, Marcus Camby was busy recuperating for his most recent injury that had him sidelined collecting a fat cheque for nothing. Iverson was tough as nails and is one of the most talented and explosive players to ever play the game. in my opinion Camby can't touch him.
Yea it's there would be a injustice in the world if someone didn't point out that comparing Camby to Iverson is ludicrous
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And he carried a flawed 76ers team to the finals that one year. Who can forget that game seven against the Raptors in round two.
iverson stated that he wasn't interested in being drafted by the raptors anyways, so maybe the NBA was doing us a favour :P
on a serious note, it was because we already had damon stoudamire as our starting point guard and iverson wanted to play point guard as well. no different than steve francis with vancouver really.
draft express says he's 240 - LINK
ESPN says he's 240 - LINK
So really, as a SF, 230-240 is perfect. Most 3's are at that weight anyway.
He's currently averaging 14 plus points and close to 5 boards, plus he's shooting about 60% from the field in the Euroleague, playing against men. Not kids, men.
Williams will be fine at the 3, I watched Derrick Williams play in the NCAA March Madness tournament and he played pretty good defense for a 20 year old kid not from excellent college programs a la Duke, North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky . In addition, he has the legit size (250+ pounds) and height (6'8 and could be higher since he is 20 years old) at 20 years old to guard the LeBron's and Carmelo's (even the Joe Johnson's since Cool Joe is 6'7 and 240+ pounds playing the 2 position lol) of the NBA imo.
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