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Friday, June 29, 2007

McRoberts: No One Bought The Hype

Josh McRoberts, the underachieving and borderline talent that was offered by Duke to the NBA this year, was listed on most "experts" boards as a first round pick. His narrow shouldered, tear streaked self had grossly underachieved in a less than explosive ACC. Yet, this boy who was brutalized by Tyler Hansbrough and roughed up by countless others, was first round material?

The notion that any self (or otherwise) proclaimed expert could possibly mention first round and McRoberts in the same sentence should have been taken as an affront to the sensibilities of any and all close followers of basketball. Further, it should have been repudiated by anyone that can even pick a basketball out of a lineup consisting of a basketball, a volleyball and a soccer ball. How and why would these draftniks attempt to fool anyone into taking McRoberts seriously as a talent. A first rounder?

Pushing McRoberts on us is proof of the reach of the boney, dusty hand of the devil. The crypt keeper of evil that bastes himself in the horrific emanations of Dukedom. That creature which roams the earth stealing the souls and potential of high school players blinded by his human form, only to be used up and discarded by the hidden demon.

For years he has deftly and insidiously manipulated us and the NBA into taking his alabaster off-spring in the first round. Only to wake up after the spell is broken to realize that these offerings couldn't even sit closer to the court than the 12th seat on an Estonian minor league team.

It started with that first group of goblins he lead to the final four in the mid-80's. The NBA was fooled into taking Mark Alarie in the first round. Then Danny Ferry. Bobby Hurley. The androgynous Christian Laetnner. JJ Redick. All first rounders.

And this year, Josh McRoberts. We were told he was nimble and had good "athleticism" for a big "man". At least that is what we were told. Fortunately, we have eyes. And, not as fortunately, virtually every Duke game is televised. So, there was no opportunity to avoid the obvious revelation that McRoberts was a McFraud.

In the past, NBA teams have been victimized by the evil spell that coach KKK has been able to conjure through the auspices of his hypnotized legion of media sycophants. But this year....KUDOS to the NBA for not awarding the impending bench sitting of McRoberts with guaranteed money.

While the NBA still willfully leaps off cliff after cliff doling out money to unproven, unknown and very tall foreign teenagers; it is a step in the right direction to see that they reject the ghoulish creations birthed in Dukedom.

We implore the NBA, for the good of all: Draft any 7 footer you find in Uzbekistan before you taint the league and vacate your funds on one of coach KKK's chloroxed cadavers.

51 comments:

Dave the Wave said...

"chloroxed cadavers"

ok, that was kinda funny....

Malcom Hex said...

Dunleavy. You forgot Dunleavy. He makes the skin crawl, too.

Martin said...

"NBA teams have been victimized by the evil spell that coach KKK has been able to conjure through the auspices of his hypnotized legion of media sycophants"

Sir, I would contend that many more than just the NBA have been victimized by the whitedevil nation led by coach KKK. Think of the reign of terror that poster boy Reddick inflicted on the drivers of the Raleigh-Durham during his time of constant drunk driving there. How many negro brothers at the University of Maryland have been unfairly brutalized with no-calls at the hands of the whitedevils and the white refs in their pockets? How many people have been subjected to the dangerous carcinogens spewed by Laetner while partaking in his illegal habit of smoking tree? How many people suffered physical illness when having to see the headline,'Better Laenter than never', on newspapers across the country with THAT picture? I contend, sir, that the whitedevils and coach KKK victimized us all.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

" I contend, sir, that the whitedevils and coach KKK victimized us all."

Sir, this is no contention or supposition.

We all bear the scars.

Scars of righteousness that healed the wounds inflicted on us.

Allahu Akhbar.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

don't take out your hate for duke and k on mcroberts.

hate him for hisself.

ATL_eagle said...

NOIS, did you catch the bow tie on Noah? Very Nation-y, right?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"NOIS, did you catch the bow tie on Noah? Very Nation-y, right?"

Sir, we need to check that out.

Thanks.

censored said...

you forgot to mention Grant Hill in your list of Duke scrubs.

censored said...

"NOIS, did you catch the bow tie on Noah? Very Nation-y, right?"

Sir, we need to check that out.

Thanks.

Noah isnt even african american but feel free to use him as one of your heroes...we will let you.

censored said...

The bigger problem with the NBA is how they continually allow themselves to overlook lowlifes while drafting...the new jersey nets should be ashamed of themselves. Also isiah thomas once again shows the lack of character that allowed him to excel as one of the dirtiest players in the league and why it has made him one of the worst GMS in nba history...stacking his roster with Jailblazers on draft day...nicely done Isiah...your destruction of a once proud franchise is almost complete.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"you forgot to mention Grant Hill in your list of Duke scrubs. "

Sir, no we didn't.

Grant Hill was on his way to superstardom before the injuries.

Do a google search. You'll see.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"The bigger problem with the NBA is ..."


and the bigger problem with you is that you can't stay on topic with the post.

don't you have a cross burning to lead somewhere? beat it.

Mr Telefone Man said...

"Grant Hill was on his way to superstardom before the injuries."

yea, it's kind of funny. for a school reknowned for its whiteness and white hoops stars...the only guys that ever did squat in the NBA were blacks.

Oh, take that back. Mike Gminski is probably the best white guy to go to the nba from there.

ultrasound tech said...

"Mike Gminski"


that is quite a legacy for Duke basketball in the NBA..lol

Brother T said...
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Brother T said...

"Noah isnt even african american but feel free to use him as one of your heroes"

Well, we'd have picked you for a hero....but you know...you're ignorant and you kinda suck...so, well, we're sure you understand.

Martin said...

"why it has made him one of the worst GMS in nba history"

Sir, Larry Bird scoffs at your notion.

Martin said...

"isiah thomas once again shows the lack of character that allowed him to excel as one of the dirtiest players in the league"

Sir, Bill Laimbeer scoffs at your notion.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"Sir, Larry Bird scoffs at your notion. "

And Danny Ainge gives bird some dap...

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"Sir, Bill Laimbeer scoffs at your notion. "

And John Stockton gives Laimbeer a lame white guy high five...

Martin said...

"a once proud franchise"

Sir, the Bulls, their trophies, and the city of Chicago scoff at your notion of 'proud franchise'. Doormat, sir, doormat.

Martin said...

"The bigger problem"

Sir, I scoff at your ignorance.

Martin said...

"Noah isnt even african american"

Sir, enough with your ignorance. Yannick Noah scoffs at your racism and ignorance.

Martin said...

"And Danny Ainge gives bird some dap..."

Sir, too much. Brilliant.

Also, I was sad to see that you were not present on the desk during the draft last night. What gives?

the butler said...

Portland was drafting so well up to that point.

I still think McRoberts took a bunch of steroids last summer, but just forgot to work out. He sucks.

And Shane Battier is extremely pissed at all you guys right now.

Jackin'4Beats said...

As a UVA grad I have to agree with this post on GP as well as content.

I hope you've all read the post where Elton Brand basically lays out some rich chick who was trying to tell him that he should STAY at Duke and forego the millions he would make by going to the NBA just because of Duke's proud heritage and tradition.

Tells me even Coach KKK can't convince his own players to stay in that insulated environment of trust-fund babies and snobs.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Portland was drafting so well up to that point."

Sir, agreed.

Up to the McRoberts fiasco, Portland was having a HELL of a draft. I was thinking that their braintrust was just brilliant. Then they went and wrecked it all in one fell swoop by assuming the burden of McJosh.

ZEKE said...

Hey, NOIS...Trajan Langdon just called. He said he is as big an NBA bust as any of those white guys and that it isn't fair to leave him off the list just because he is an octaroon.

ZEKE said...

Oh, and sheik Alaa Abelnaby said don't forget him as a first round bust, too!

Michael said...

Instead of posting 20+ comments with bad GMs, why don't you save yourself the trouble and just list the handful of good GMs. NBA gods forgive Isiah and Danny for wrecking two of the franchises with the biggest fanbases in all of the NBA.

Henry the 8th said...

Wojo said that even tho he never got a sniff of the NBA, he'd like to be included on any list of whiney cry'y dukies that suck.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"any list of whiney cry'y dukies that suck. "


crissy collins says he trademarked that image before any of them...

censored said...

"you forgot to mention Grant Hill in your list of Duke scrubs. "

Sir, no we didn't.

Grant Hill was on his way to superstardom before the injuries.

As was bobby hurley sir.

censored said...

"Noah isnt even african american"

Sir, enough with your ignorance. Yannick Noah scoffs at your racism and ignorance.

Did Yannick Noah turn into an american?? your ignorance on sports and life is stunning.

censored said...

"why it has made him one of the worst GMS in nba history"

Sir, Larry Bird scoffs at your notion.

Why does naming another bad GM or player somehow make an argument for you....you are just flat out stupid. Isiah is a terrible GM who has been given extra chances due to his skin color...RACISM.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"RACISM"

Sir, nice to see your demented mantra hasnt changed.

Wrongness becomes you.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"As was bobby hurley sir"

a superstar? lol....


too funny...functional player maybe...lol

Tim said...

You would be utilizing your talents much more effectively as a suicide bomber. Just do it in a lonely place.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"You would be utilizing your talents much more effectively as a suicide bomber."

Sir, "censored" tends to take things very literally. Be careful what you ask of him.

Jarrett Carter said...

McRoberts was totally overrated, and the only reason he found any draft position was because of his size.

Malcom Hex said...

"You would be utilizing your talents much more effectively as a suicide bomber"


ummm....wrong group. but funny. super funny!

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"McRoberts was totally overrated, and the only reason he found any draft position was because of his size."

Sir, that, and the hope of hopes that maybe he wasn't reaching his full potential or his skills just didn't fit with K's system....

censored said...

"You would be utilizing your talents much more effectively as a suicide bomber."

Sir, "censored" tends to take things very literally. Be careful what you ask of him.

i believe he was asking it of you NOIS..you are after all the angry muslim.

censored said...

is it just coincidence that a school like Duke that actually puts a priority on education for its athletes has so many white athletes at the school?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"i believe he was asking it of you NOIS..you are after all the angry muslim. "

Sir, he couldn't be.

He seems like an intellectual, much like yourself; and as such, he would be well aware of the fact the the Nation of Islam has no history of terrorism and no connection to the Islamist groups currently engaging in terror.

Only an idiot wouldn't be aware of that.

Oh, wait...

Mr Telefone Man said...

"is it just coincidence that a school like Duke that actually puts a priority on education for its athletes has so many white athletes at the school? "

LOL.

Priority on education?

Obvious, you don't know a THING about what goes on over there for the b'ball team.

Coach K's Back Injury said...

all i know is that coach k was pushing mcbob out the door. how a team would think he would be worth shit in the NBA...when he is the typical dukie cryer whiner...and coach k doesn't want him...says volumes.

rogismybigbrother said...

Can't stand anything Duke and appreciate your calling them out as appropriate.

runninonmt said...

So the Devil is white? I figured he'd be Arabic, or something else. You know, like Jesus.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"So the Devil is white? I figured he'd be Arabic, or something else. You know, like Jesus."

Sir, yes. We see exactly what you are saying.



What are you saying?

azazel said...

you didn't link to my blog from 2002: "Boozer: No One Bought The Hype"

what gives?