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Matthias

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Melo Opts Out

22 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

Should shake things up a bit.

 

 

http://espn.go.com/n...ks-opt-contract

 

 

Carmelo Anthony has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks and become an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple sources.

 

Anthony has until Monday to officially inform the team of his plans.


One thing that always bug me about soccer

18 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

I'm a casual fan of the world cup, always rooting for the US.  Yet over the years I notice something repetitive in the game of soccer that grates on my nerves.  The excessive flopping on fouls.  One little tackle to the ground and cats act like they got shot in the leg, only to get up and run around like nothing ever happened.  I can't stand flopping in basketball, but it's a new level of flopping concerning the game of soccer.  Be men people, and get your butts up after a hard tackle!


New Hornets Facebook Group

14 June 2014 - 09:40 AM

Recently created a new facebook group concerning the Hornets.  Come join and let's talk Hornets basketball there as well as here.

 

https://www.facebook...40858969502351/


The Love Campaign

10 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

In two years Kevin Love will be able to opt out of his contract.  It's possible the Timberwolves are looking to trade him this year, but I doubt they would get great return.  The better teams won't have equal value to give them, and if the worst teams traded for him, he will probably elect to opt out the next year.  So two years from now, Love will be a free agent.  Michael Jordan is on record in saying he wants to bring a superstar to Charlotte.  I believe Love is the guy we should go after once he hits the market.  We should use this year to firmly plant the Hornets as a contender.  So here's my plan going into the draft....

 

 

9th overall: Nik Stauskas

 

Potential star-star+ player

 

 

 

24th overall: Patric Young

 

Up until the Connecticut game, this guy was balling out.  Defensively, no one had an answer for him.  I'm hoping that Connecticut game was just a blip in his game, and is correctable to where he is consistently tough to get around.  I would say he has the potential to be the Lebron James version of Dwight Howard hehe!

 

 

 

These two players will be a start.  I don't know what you do with our second round pick.  I see Stauskas as coming in immediately as our SG and making a name for himself.  With Young, a lot of people overlook this guy but I see him as a great center/power foward.  He can back Big Al up in the event he goes down to injury, and become the starter once Al retires or leaves Charlotte.  The starting line-up heading into next season would look something like this...

 

 

PG- Kemba Walker

SG- Nik Stauskas ®

SF- MKG

PF- Josh Roberts

C-  Al Jefferson

 

 

With this line up and an athletic bench (Hendo, Patrik Young, etc), we should improve our standing.  We could bring in a couple of vets and trade/release some of the rift raft.  I predict we improve to the number 4 team or better in the East.  The following year Love becomes a free agent.  Since the draft comes before free agency someone correct me if I'm wrong, we'll have another shot at adding another good piece if need be, or trading both picks for a solid player to fill a need.  So our roster in two years would look something like this....

 

 

PG- Kemba Walker (maybe)

SG- Nik Stauskas

SF- MKG

PF- Kevin Love

C- Al Jefferson

 


Separate but Equal: What if it lived up to it's billing?

06 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

My uncle told me a couple of times what black people really wanted in the south was true equality, and not necessarily integration.  Particularly in the school system, said we might have gotten the short end of the stick.  I also remember watching a presentation on youtube discussing education and black culture....

 

 

 

 

When we forced the students together, there may have been a cultural clash.  The results could be what we see today in terms of education gap and lack of black people at some of the best colleges in the US.  So I've been thinking, what if back in the segregation days had everything truly been equal, would we have the kind of disparities (and problems) we see today?  I would say we wouldn't.  Eventually everyone would have integrated anyway.  It would be stupid to have most of the US getting along or at least having no segregation laws, and only a small few with them.  It would have come along naturally why?  I believe if everything was equal during the Jim Crow days, you would have had the same amount of success coming out of white and black people.  Both groups receiving the same amount of help from the federal government and support, making the schools equal in quality as well as other public facilities.  So maybe organizations like the NAACP fought for the wrong thing, such as integration of schools.  Perhaps we should have fought more for the equality part of the saying.  The integration part would have come naturally at some point, once more of the fearful older generation died off.


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