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    Default Demar DeRozan Street Balling with Brandon Jennings

    Wow, what a group of great street ballers. Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan schooled and got schooled by street ballers. Check out links for an exciting ballgame. The announcer was pretty cool too. http://hoopsrumors.wordpress.com/201...-dyckman-park/

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    I think the coolest thing this summer so far was Brandon Jennings vs Josh Selby. Kids a freshman and hes keeping up with an NBA star. Demar has had tons of sick plays this summer, I think he has #1 on a bunch of different street ball/drew league top 10's, sort of makes me excited for next year, shows he is getting more and more athletic.

    The drew league and all these street ball games have produced so many plays of NBA players getting schooled, I love it.

    Who is having more fun, Demar in LA, or Weems in Lithuania? I hear those Lithuanians ball hard on the street.

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    Brandon Jennings is considered fast isn't he? I am not sure what his reputation is for defense but that dude carved him up consistently. He simple couldn't stay in front on him. fun to watch.

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    That was cool.

    A lot of good "O"

    ...the "D" however was almost as bad as 'Nani's.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    I think the coolest thing this summer so far was Brandon Jennings vs Josh Selby. Kids a freshman and hes keeping up with an NBA star. Demar has had tons of sick plays this summer, I think he has #1 on a bunch of different street ball/drew league top 10's, sort of makes me excited for next year, shows he is getting more and more athletic.

    The drew league and all these street ball games have produced so many plays of NBA players getting schooled, I love it.

    Who is having more fun, Demar in LA, or Weems in Lithuania? I hear those Lithuanians ball hard on the street.
    Yeah, these guys are sick. What great ballers. So how is this different from the pickup games he was doing in the local gyms in T.O? Those guys in those games have more to prove than the locals in the T.O. Gyms. Will make him harder for sure come season play. No Pushover at all.

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    Brandon Jennings is considered fast isn't he? I am not sure what his reputation is for defense but that dude carved him up consistently. He simple couldn't stay in front on him. fun to watch.
    I think they called him "Difficult to defend" Did you see that Automatic character dropping 3s from all over the place? That big fella!

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    His street name is 2 hard 2 guard

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    I think they called him "Difficult to defend" Did you see that Automatic character dropping 3s from all over the place? That big fella!
    It makes you wonder what the street ballers don't have in the way of coachability or team play or whatever to be able to play organized ball and make some money. Skip was the only one I can remember who made a legitimate jump to the NBA. So much talent.

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    You're right, and he is 2 hard 2 guard. Effin' fast. I suppose no help defense makes him look better, but either way he blew by Jennings at will.

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    See fellas, Calderon is not the only one getting beat on the perimeter.

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    Quote CT2010 wrote: View Post
    It makes you wonder what the street ballers don't have in the way of coachability or team play or whatever to be able to play organized ball and make some money. Skip was the only one I can remember who made a legitimate jump to the NBA. So much talent.
    I know a bunch went to play in the Euro league and made decent money, and there have been a few with generally good careers like Alston, but very few do well.. I used to play ball with a street baller who was in the euro league for a few yearss. You would think street ballers would thrive in the Euro league because the less stress to play defense, and not many good defenders but that has not been the case.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    You would think street ballers would thrive in the Euro league because the less stress to play defense, and not many good defenders [...]
    Let's all pause for a minute to commemorate the total lack of defense in Europe and let's be respectfull to their total lack of scoring ability, because when Real Madrid twice scored in the low 60's in last year's final four was not because of defense, but because Europeans, like the diplomats they are, always refuse to shoot.

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    These guys dont make the L because they're worse at defense than Bargs and generally undersized
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    I guarantee you that if you put together a team of the best streetballers in the world vs a average defending B
    NBA team they wouldn't score more than 60 points.
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    Quote CT2010 wrote: View Post
    It makes you wonder what the street ballers don't have in the way of coachability or team play or whatever to be able to play organized ball and make some money. Skip was the only one I can remember who made a legitimate jump to the NBA. So much talent.
    Can they play in a structured system? Can they subjugate their skills to fit in, rather than show off? Can they pass? Can they defend their position? Can they score against a structured defense? Can they win?

    Moves are great, but it's only half of what you need to make it in the NBA. Rafer Alston didn't do well in the NBA until he'd had the street knocked out of his game.
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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    I know a bunch went to play in the Euro league and made decent money, and there have been a few with generally good careers like Alston, but very few do well.. I used to play ball with a street baller who was in the euro league for a few yearss. You would think street ballers would thrive in the Euro league because the less stress to play defense, and not many good defenders but that has not been the case.
    In Europe, they do play defense, it's just less reliant on athleticism than in the NBA. And in Europe, you need to play a team game. You think these street ballers excel at that?
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    streetball sucks... does nothing - I repeat NOTHING - to improve Demars game... keeps him in shape and that is about it

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    It could help improve his handle a bit. I doubt DeMar sacrifices workouts and practice for a few Drew games.
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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Can they play in a structured system? Can they subjugate their skills to fit in, rather than show off? Can they pass? Can they defend their position? Can they score against a structured defense? Can they win?

    Moves are great, but it's only half of what you need to make it in the NBA. Rafer Alston didn't do well in the NBA until he'd had the street knocked out of his game.
    Good point

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    In Europe, they do play defense, it's just less reliant on athleticism than in the NBA. And in Europe, you need to play a team game. You think these street ballers excel at that?
    Well, that is not true. Many NBA players who have been in the Euro's (Former raptor Will Solomom, who was known for his offense in the euro's) say that the European teams don't stress defense on their best players on offense. When you have tons of players who excel at things like jump shooting (which many street ballers do) and isolation, they can help any euro team win.

    Do I think Street ballers excel at a team game, no. Do I think the excel at shooting, aggressiveness, and athleticism (which, you admit, the Euroleague lacks)? Yes.

    Regardless, they can not score against a structured defense, that is why they never do well in the NBA. Watching those clips, I did not see 1 help defender. Didnt notice it before. They do not lack talent, but its the structure they lack.
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