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Old 01-16-2019, 05:40 AM
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Zion is actually a pretty good passer out of the post.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:17 AM
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Who had Tennessee at #1 at this point in the season?
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:57 AM
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Zion is actually a pretty good passer out of the post.
He's a "phenom," that I'm anxious to see move on.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:30 AM
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He's a "phenom," that I'm anxious to see move on.
Yeah, he's more than just an athletic dunker. He ain't no point forward but he's a willing passer. Needs to work on the outside shot some more. Sitting at 30% on the year.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:59 AM
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Funny about Zion busting out of his Nike. Goes to show, basketball is a five man team.

All the hype and overpriced tickets and the game was essentially over in 36 seconds.


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WELL DAMN that one SUCKED. Was hoping so see a good close game but now we know who is the real baller for Duke.

They were LOST without him


Question is, dead serious too, IF Zion is your kid to you just shut him down now and wait on draft
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WELL DAMN that one SUCKED. Was hoping so see a good close game but now we know who is the real baller for Duke.

They were LOST without him


Question is, dead serious too, IF Zion is your kid to you just shut him down now and wait on draft
Yep. Why would you risk his NBA millions in order to put hundreds of millions in Duke, NCAA, ESPN and CBS coffers without any consideration?
I could see it if he were actually a student intending on going to school...but he isn't.
That kid needs to shut it down.

*** Wonder how Coach K and Nike will divy up the hit.
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Funny about Zion busting out of his Nike. Goes to show, basketball is a five man team.

All the hype and overpriced tickets and the game was essentially over in 36 seconds.



Kind of like a Mike Tyson fight of old. Lifetime Tarheel and Alumnus but for the life of me I can't figure out why Coach K did not go to a zone and pack the box when Carolina scores over 60 points in the paint and could not hit their threes.

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Kind of like a Mike Tyson fight of old. Lifetime Taheel and Alumnus but for the life of me I can't figure out why Coach K did not go to a zone and pack the box when Carolina scores over 60 points in the paint and could not hit their threes.
Yeah, that was an uncharacteristic win with that style of play this yr for UNC. They rely on the three now more than ever. They have the potential to win the rest of their regular season games and have a shot at a 1 seed in the tourney but I know how the ACC is.
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Yep. Why would you risk his NBA millions in order to put hundreds of millions in Duke, NCAA, ESPN and CBS coffers without any consideration?
I could see it if he were actually a student intending on going to school...but he isn't.
That kid needs to shut it down.

*** Wonder how Coach K and Nike will divy up the hit.
All the top college players have insurance against injury.

So this kid is set for life injured or not.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:59 AM
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Duke's single option play wasn't just evident in the UNC game. When Louisville was whipping them it was because Zion was having an off game. He was no help, and visibly frustrated...and as a result they were down by over 20 points. Only when Zion started hitting did they make that epic comeback. Duke is very one dimensional this season...they rely on Zion...they have proven to be nothing without him.

UNC is down at least two players right now. Losing a point guard is understandable...but other than that...a team that can't handle losing a player isn't much of a team. Duke is better than that. I can't believe K has put himself in this position.

Go HEELS !
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All the top college players have insurance against injury.

So this kid is set for life injured or not.
Zion reportedly has an 8mil insurance policy. That would cover his first year in the NBA if he goes #1...which he likely would if he completes his season at Duke. BUT...8mil is only worth that one NBA season to him. Is that worth the risk? That's the question being asked in his circle right now. There are those telling him to sit out the rest of the season and wait on the draft...and there are those telling him to finish the season and hope for the best. His chances at a #1 pick are better if he plays, but he could still go #1 even if he sits out...which might be his best option. Remember, James went #1 straight out of high school.
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Zion reportedly has an 8mil insurance policy. That would cover his first year in the NBA if he goes #1...which he likely would if he completes his season at Duke. BUT...8mil is only worth that one NBA season to him. Is that worth the risk? That's the question being asked in his circle right now. There are those telling him to sit out the rest of the season and wait on the draft...and there are those telling him to finish the season and hope for the best. His chances at a #1 pick are better if he plays, but he could still go #1 even if he sits out...which might be his best option. Remember, James went #1 straight out of high school.

Yep, $8 mill will be pocket change to Zion in a couple years in NBA. Very marketable young man too.

Curious IF Nike could be held liable if any kind of career ending injury (which I do not think it was ) happened

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If he's out for Saturday, we have a chance. Although we beat Duke with Zion last time but they didn't have cam reddish and Jones went down.
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Zion reportedly has an 8mil insurance policy. That would cover his first year in the NBA if he goes #1...which he likely would if he completes his season at Duke. BUT...8mil is only worth that one NBA season to him. Is that worth the risk? That's the question being asked in his circle right now. There are those telling him to sit out the rest of the season and wait on the draft...and there are those telling him to finish the season and hope for the best. His chances at a #1 pick are better if he plays, but he could still go #1 even if he sits out...which might be his best option. Remember, James went #1 straight out of high school.
Kinda thought he would be insured for more than $8m. I guess a career ending injury at that age is extremely rare.
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All the top college players have insurance against injury.

So this kid is set for life injured or not.
Insurance against injury is a pittance relative to his NBA earning stream, but that really isn't the issue.

His incentive to sit out is overwhelming relative to his incentive to continue to play for Duke.
The adult voices that will convince him to risk his future to enrich the institutions that exploit him are dispicable.
Considering he is hardly a Duke student and has no plans for completing his education at Duke, why would they even allow him to continue the facade?

No need to answer...coach K, ESPN, the ACC and the NCAA certainly place the interests of the kid ahead of their own (cough cough)...




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He's an incredible player to watch offensively, but he doesn't get enough credit for his defensive skills. That's why they lost to UNC. I will not miss him when he leaves and frankly hope it's sooner rather than later. Preferably before March 9th.

On UNC, for all of the hype that Nassir gets (which is very little comparatively), I think he's overrated. He's obviously an incredible athlete, but doesn't show a consistent effort to take advantage of that on offense. And he's often lost on defense, which surprises me. He's still not up to speed almost 3/4 of the way through the season. Honestly, I think Robinson is playing better and should get the nod off the bench before Little.
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Insurance against injury is a pittance relative to his NBA earning stream, but that really isn't the issue.

His incentive to sit out is overwhelming relative to his incentive to continue to play for Duke.
The adult voices that will convince him to risk his future to enrich the institutions that exploit him are dispicable.
Considering he is hardly a Duke student and has no plans for completing his education at Duke, why would they even allow him to continue the facade?

No need to answer...coach K, ESPN, the ACC and the NCAA certainly place the interests of the kid ahead of their own (cough cough)...
Has it occurred to you that just maybe the kid wants to play?
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Has it occurred to you that just maybe the kid wants to play?
HAHAHAHAHAH....yeah...that's why he has an ESPN mini series.




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Hey - Just fyi everyone: Zion is going to play tonight.

That's according to ESPN, Reuters, WSJ, BBC, Al Jazeera, Pravda, Weibo and the Manawatu Standard.
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