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[NBA] Draft Winners and Losers


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Winners and Losers

In terms of pure entertainment, the NBA draft never ever fails to deliver. From the suits, to the names, to the haircuts, to the bozo selections, to the impeccable ESPN commentating crew of Dan Patrick, Screamin' A. Smith, Jay Bilas and Greg Anthony, you just can't lose.

If they could figure out how to do this thing weekly, it would be bigger than "American Idol."

Where else do you get the Portland Trail Blazers selecting a 6-foot-11 English guy that no one has seen play, and Patrick, in lieu of real commentary, immediately deadpanning, "He was discovered bagging groceries?" Patrick then threw it to Fran Fraschilla, the "international guru" who made a "paper or plastic" crack. Just imagine the confusion that engulfed Zach Randolph when he heard a potential teammate might have a "bag" and "paper."

That, folks, is NBA draft magic.

The Trail Blazers were all over the first round. But what were the odds that despite selecting three players and making four trades they still didn't get the guy named Douby? That seemed like the biggest lock since Travis Outlaw was in the draft and, naturally, Portland snatched him up in the first round in 2003.

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Of course, the Blazers did land someone nicknamed "Spanish Chocolate" (Sergio Rodriguez) whom Patrick, when mentioning the player's propensity for turnovers, declared "he keeps both teams in the game." And you wonder why David Stern stopped the proceedings at one point to ask whether ESPN would praise any of the picks.

Why should they? It's all part of the fun on one of the great nights in sports and entertainment.

So without further ado, here are the NBA draft's winners and losers.

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My friend sent this article to me. It is pretty funny, but at the same time, it recaps the draft pretty well.

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Losers: anyone who picked a european center/forward who never played college basketball in the USA.

I posted in my opnion the pefect example in my other thread as to why they should never be taken in the draft unless they have actually played against american players(college).

If you go back and look at the past drafts, and look at the foreign players taken their is a key difference between the ones you know and dont know. The overwhelming majority of the ones you know and that have actually played, played college basketball in the US.

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I fixed the link.

Thank you

hehe..Dan Patrick was brilliant...David Stern needs to lighten up a bit. This isn't Michael Jordan's NBA, anymore Mr Stern....It's Thugville. :laugh:

Yeah, that was great. I absolutely love to see the informalness of the draft though. I think it makes it much more inviting to people to watch and those people in the crowd. It just made me laugh.

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Thank you

Yeah, that was great. I absolutely love to see the informalness of the draft though. I think it makes it much more inviting to people to watch and those people in the crowd. It just made me laugh.

I just wish they would quit broadcasting their voices throughout the place. I forget who it was, i think the english bagger, but when he was picked they were all like "horrible pick, i dont even have words for this. This guy is going to be a bust, and will never play a game", all while the guy is standing there on stage trying to smile while they take pictures of him in what will probably be the biggest moment of his life, and he has to stand their and act happy while some sportscasters yelling about how much he sucks, and that he dosnt deserve to be in the NBA.

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They should of drafted reggie bush number 1 instead of demario williams I mean c'mon I rather put lebron Jameson on DE than Meria. Call sputty pitta . or Sabonis he can beat shaq

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