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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    I think it is! Congrats JV!
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    Indeed, Congrats are certainly in order! Landry has some competition in the WAG department!





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    Congrats indeed!



    Though I don't know if this should be said to him or her...

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Indeed, Congrats are certainly in order! Landry has some competition in the WAG department!
    That's exactly what I was going to put in the post
    Last edited by Joey; Thu Jul 4th, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

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    Landry's wife even looks hot pregnant and i can't begin to tell you how weird that felt to say
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    Landry's wife even looks hot pregnant and i can't begin to tell you how weird that felt to say
    ...Its weird to read... but likely true.
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    Thought I'd post a few more shots of Ms. Egle Ačaitei and our boy Jonas... slow day. Lol





    Interesting fact: She's a few years older than Jonas as well!
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    JV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you know how come Rudy isnt with anyone? about everyone on the Raptors now is married/engaged/long term relationship hey wait is Amir? hard to say with his crazy love for Pornstars lol loving amir is also loving his porn addiction...

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    JV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you know how come Rudy isnt with anyone? about everyone on the Raptors now is married/engaged/long term relationship hey wait is Amir? hard to say with his crazy love for Pornstars lol loving amir is also loving his porn addiction...
    Rudy is also engaged.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    Rudy is also engaged.
    Guess that just leaves Amir? lol if this dude marries a pornstar lol!

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Guess that just leaves Amir? lol if this dude marries a pornstar lol!
    His having a baby soon but, I don't know if his still with the baby mother

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    JV!

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    I've noticed during the game that JV has a tatoo. His first. People say it's a wolf...



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    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ey...splay-in-vegas

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    ...the Lithuanian big man needed to be stronger and a more physically imposing player like people have expected out of him. He's only 21 years old and most centers don't typically start truly hitting their stride until the age of 25, but a rebuilding/retooling/restructuring team like the Raptors need him to be a presence inside sooner rather than later.

    Valanciunas already looks much bigger than he did when we last saw him in April. He's definitely added muscle, how much is certainly debatable. But the key with Valanciunas' added muscle is he's not only filling out his frame, he's filling out his impact in the paint.

    In his first summer league of 2013, he dominated the paint in the first half of the game. He showed off his added power by finding the space inside the key to crush the rim. He had several dunks early on and scored 20 points on just eight shots in the first 20 minutes of the game. He had five rebounds to go with it and a lot of "oh's" and "ah's" from the crowd as he looked like a good old-fashioned center exuding his dominance.

    Raptors' teammate Terrence Ross told his center to "go to work" repeatedly. When he checked out of the game with 1:25 left in the third quarter to get a breather, fans near the Raptors' bench implored him to check himself back into the game because "Kobe [Bryant] does it all the time." There seemed to be a constant reminder from Toronto's sideline to Valanciunas that he should be physically imposing.

    Referees were even asking Valanciunas and the opposing post victims to be careful with how physical the play down low was. The Raptors' center was throwing his new bulk around as much as possible.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Interesting fact: She's a few years older than Jonas as well!
    A few years? She looks like she's a good 35. Especially w/ that Botox lip job.

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    Best Of Vegas? Could Be Jonas

    By Kevin Arnovitz | ESPN.com

    LAS VEGAS -- "Who's the best player at NBA summer league?" is always a popular parlor game for insiders and media gathered in Las Vegas each July. And with two days in the books, Toronto Raptors 21-year-old center Jonas Valanciunas is making a strong claim to the title.

    Summer league was made for big men with even semi-refined post games, because Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard aren't walking through that door into the Thomas & Mack Center. Accordingly, Valanciunas had his way with the Miami Heat's summer league squad in Toronto's 81-73 loss on Saturday night. He scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, and grabbed seven rebounds.

    Valanciunas' growth was visible even before the opening tip. He spent the spring bulking up, and there's now considerable girth to go along with that length. Command around the basket is one thing -- and Valanciunas displayed that frequently on the offensive end during his rookie season -- but outright ownership is quite another. On Saturday night, the deed to the lane was entirely his.

    Valanciunas scored primarily three ways. For sheer style points, his sneaky upfake, single dribble, two-step drive and one-handed tomahawk takes the prize -- an exhibition he unleashed twice in the first half. His midrange jumper is still a work in progress, but it's proficient enough to tempt defenders to bite, especially the greenhorns in Las Vegas.

    How's the post game? Coming along very well, thank you. Valanciunas appeared very much at home on the left block, as he did much of last season. The footwork isn't fancy, but Valanciunas knows how to seal an opponent, use his spin move to find space and looks confident moving into lane even when there's oncoming traffic.

    There's always plenty of garbage to collect around the basket at summer league, and on Saturday, Valanciunas was the finest sanitation worker in Clark County, Nev. The Heat's squad had nobody to match Valanciunas' size and strength, which allowed him to bully his way in the paint to collect misses and flush them home. Violently.

    The Raptors are a fascinating -- if flawed -- team heading into the 2013-14 season. Four of their five starters are known quantities. For Toronto, the margin for significant improvement lies with Valanciunas. With the usual caveat ("It's summer league"), the Raps had to like what they saw on Saturday.

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    When is NBA tv showing the game today?

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    When is NBA tv showing the game today?
    i believe 2pm is what I read somewhere

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    JV after his SL debut:


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