Tue Sep 25th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Raptors Republic All-Star
Couldnt agree more. Havent missed a BS report since they started ... but Jalen and Jacoby are a damn close second ... hes classic .. and super relevant about all kinds of shit .. bball, football, pop culture, you name it. Everyone should be listening ...
Tue Sep 25th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
I once heard someone, think it was AD or Oakley, someone from the team, anyway, they said VC was the strongest guy on the team and it wasn't even close. The bigs would be grinding away, pumping iron and Vince could walk in, pick up the heaviest set and match whatever anyone else was doing without breaking a sweat. He was so naturally gifted and never really ever had to work hard. I'm paraphrasing the shit out of this but we all know that his lazy attitude caught up to him eventually. At anyrate he'd take Smitch in a heartbeat, jumpers knee and all.
Tue Sep 25th, 2012, 04:39 PM
That's really interesting to hear. I hadn't heard this before. Never looked strong, little muscle bulk etc. I always thought he just didn't do the work required to get strong.
Thu Sep 27th, 2012, 03:44 PM
I don't understand.....people think Smitch was a bad coach? Unfortunately, we had one of our most successful years with him.
Why does everyone think he was so bad (besides the fact that he was blatantly out coached by Lawrence Frank in that playoff series, and then again the next year against orlando.....
Fri Sep 28th, 2012, 08:19 AM
Raptors Republic Veteran
The one thing that pissed me off about Smitch's reign of terror was the 81 pts by Kobe. I mean geez man, send an automatic double-team already. Make Kobe give up the ball rather than letting him embarrass a franchise in the record books (you'd think this idea would've crossed Smitch's mind after Kobe reached the 60 point mark). Who cares if it leaves a Laker player wide open? Midway through the 4th quarter, the game was over anyway.
At that late stage in the game, the Raptors weren't playing for a win, they were playing for their dignity....and lost both (the latter thanks to Smitch's inability to adjust).