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|Feb-17-17|| ||saffuna: <If Dodgers took John Newcombe to LA with them, they saw something no-one else did; the kid was not even old enough for long pants then. >|
Maybe that's why he went 0-6 with a 7.80 ERA for the LA Dodgers before being traded.
Jackie Robinson retired after the 1956 season, so LA fans would have been dumb to expect him to play in 1958.
|Feb-17-17|| ||plang: John Newcombe was an Australian tennis player who won 7 majors|
|Feb-17-17|| ||saffuna: <John Newcombe was an Australian tennis player who won 7 majors>|
...and had a heck of a lot of fun along the way.
|Feb-17-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Don Newcombe has been on the Braves radio show a bunch of times lately. He's a very elegant and compelling speaker.|
|Feb-17-17|| ||saffuna: From 2014: Nice interview of Don Newcombe ("Mr. Newcombe") by Buster Olney on today's Baseball Tonight podcast.|
Favorite opponent? Stan Musial. "He wore me out. And he liked to remind me of it later in life." "But there weren't many men on base when you came up, right?" "That's right, Don."
Interview starts at about 34:30.
|Feb-19-17|| ||HeMateMe: tracy mcgrady is one of the group who are eligible for the basketball HOF this year. He never won anything, did he? Rebecca Lobo, too. hmm...seems a bit weak. Rollie Massamino and a female coach from Kansas.|
Chris weber (fab five) Sidney Moncrief and Rudy Tamjanovich are also on the bill.
T Mac was a scoring champ, not sure how effective he really was. Certainly Weber gets in---fab five, plus multiple playoff appearances with different teams. Moncrief was in the playoffs every year with the Bucks and was on the NBA all-defensive team many times. If you take away all the notoriety from Rudy T getting that horrific punch in the face from Kermit Washington he didn't do all that much, made a few all star appearances, I think he coached the Rockets for awhile.
[Jerry West: "The NBA ordered us to trade Washington; they would not let he and Kareem be on the same team." Jabber said that West told him the same thing privately, back when West was the Lakers GM.]
If Rudy T was the coach when the Olajuwon Rockets won the championship, then maybe he should be in.
the article lists 14 people; maybe there are some strong candidates besides Weber and Moncrief.
|Feb-19-17|| ||HeMateMe: Interesting, the company that Mark Cuban sold to Yahoo for $5.7B failed very quickly. Yahoo WAAY overpaid for it. Cuban received Yahoo stock for the purchase.|
He was extremely lucky to get that deal when it happened, and lucky Yahoo's stock didn't collapse, as so many other dot com businesses did.
As an example of what can happen, Chuck Norris, the Karate champ, had built up a network of karate schools. He wanted to cash out, and a corporation offered to buy up his schools--using company stock for the purchase. The corporation collapsed and Chuck lost everything. That's when he got into acting and did pretty well with that, but it is risky to take stock for a purchase.
|Feb-19-17|| ||saffuna: <That's when he got into acting and did pretty well with that, but it is risky to take stock for a purchase.>|
You're becoming part owner of a company. You need to know what you're buying.
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: All-Star game will be on soon, be funny as heck if Kerr put in all 4 GS players, and then have R. Westbrook as the fifth player.|
The 2018-2019 Golden State Warriors starting line-up? =))
You know, I remember when LAL would have 3 or 4 All-Stars and GS would have 1, somebody like Chris Mullen, now LAL have zero, LAC have one (It's not even Griffin!) And GS have 4.
Ah, these times are a-changin'.
|Feb-19-17|| ||HeMateMe: One year pat riley was coaching the West all stars and Kareem, Ralph Sampson and Olajuwon were all on the western roster. People wanted him to try and play them all together for a few minutes, just to see what would happen. I guess that would be Kareem at center, the other two would be forwards.|
He probably didn't do it because Jabber might have felt insulted, like it was a freak show. If you're the coach, you don't wanna piss off the big guy, he's irreplaceable.
|Feb-19-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Jimmer Fredette 73 points in China:
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Good lord, I. Thomas looks like a midget out there.|
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Never knew how "short" I. Thomas is, listed at 5'9" a hair shorter than I am. 5'9.5" =))|
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: 97-92 halftime, I've seen (plenty of) games where 97 pts were not scored in regulation... =)|
|Feb-19-17|| ||saffuna: Four (4) total free throws in 24 minutes.|
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: <Mark Schwarz
Last 5 minutes of the all star game should be a blast as Westbrook and Anthony Davis vie for MVP honors at a record scoring clip. Davis has already broken Wilt Chamberlain's all time scoring mark and is at 52 and counting.
Interestingly, Steve Kerr has paved the way for Davis to take MVP honors by benching Westbrook who has scored 4- on 26 shots.>
There goes R. Westbrook's chance of signing with GSW next year. 4 pts on 26 shots!?!?!?
He'll fit right in with NYK. =)))
|Feb-19-17|| ||OhioChessFan: No way is Thomas 5' 9".
Anyone else considering how high quality the NFL candidates for the HOF are compared to the Basketball HOF? If I had a basketball ballot, I might not vote for anyone. And then I look at who doesn't even make the final list in the NFL and it's a bunch of players who seem completely qualified.
|Feb-19-17|| ||WannaBe: <OCF> Sorry, my friend, http://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id...|
5'9" and 185 lbs, he must be over-weight, because I'm only 179 lbs. Mostly in the belly.
|Feb-19-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Isaiah Thomas is built really funny for a little point guard. He's all stocky in the upper body like mighty mouse, but skinny legs.|
|Feb-20-17|| ||WannaBe: Shortly after the All Star Game, SAC and NO have agreed to a trade involving D. Cousins.|
|Feb-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Shortly after the All Star Game, SAC and NO have agreed to a trade involving D. Cousins.>|
That's probably why Demarcus Cousins only played 2 minutes tonight.
|Feb-20-17|| ||WannaBe: I'm just glad that Cousin Itt has not been traded, yet.|
|Feb-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <I'm just glad that Cousin Itt has not been traded, yet.>|
No, Gheorghe Muresan is untradeable now. He retired long ago.
|Feb-20-17|| ||perfidious: Pelicans officially became one tough boid tonight.|
Kings? If I trade away a monster such as Cousins, I want more than I got here, even if he is a head case.
Nawlins are clear winners of this in the early going, the more so if they re-sign Cousins.
|Feb-20-17|| ||HeMateMe: "if it seems too good to be true..."
I suspect the Kings were simply "all Boogied out." Such players sometimes grow up a little when they get traded, or they go into full spin-out (Dennis Rodman).
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