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(@phidippides)
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So I think there was a post on here that got deleted during the database wipe of 2021, but I believe the idea was floated that Donovan Mitchell would eventually be one of the top players in the NBA.  I disagreed then and I still disagree (there are too many other great players before him), but I just wanted to put this out there:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/35368827/cavs-donovan-mitchell-scores-franchise-record-71-points-ot-win


   
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(@donaldbaker)
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Donovan is a bonafide star but he doesn't have the personality to market himself like a Lebron or Jordan.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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(@phidippides)
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Will Victor Wembanyama become a perennial great?  Or will he fizzle out similar to the likes of Ben Simmons or other top players who peak in their first or second year?

He had a ho-hum first game of the season last night, posting 15 points and 5 boards in 23 minutes.


   
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(@donaldbaker)
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Never even heard of him until you just mentioned him.  I say he fizzles out.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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(@phidippides)
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That's because you follow college basketball, and Wembanyama came from the French basketball circuit. 😊 I guess we have just identified a gaping hole in your basketball knowledge.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/terencemoore/2023/06/22/theres-1-billion-reason-victor-wembanyama-is-the-next-lebron-james-for-nba/?sh=632289af6213


   
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(@donaldbaker)
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I didn't even know the French played basketball lol.  We'll see how good he is.  The game is changing more toward European style players so his chances of being the next "Lebron" might not be good since Lebron is an Isolation player rather than a Euro style finesse player.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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(@phidippides)
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So Wembanyama had a pretty good rookie season.  He also led the league in blocks, and it wasn't even close. 


   
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(@donaldbaker)
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I would say he is going to have a nice long career if he stays healthy.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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