I am so sick and tired of all these 10 -15 yr old kids trying to justify themseleves. I am 30 yrs old and have been a baskestball fanatic since the age of 8. I really don't think a 12 yr old kid can tell me I am wrong. About anything, this site has been over taken by children. Schools out. I guess we have to listen to punks now!
Well, Im 16. Im studying to be a sports broadcaster for ESPN. Im going to think i know more than you. You can think you know more than us becasue youre older.
Pick a topic. Me and you lets discuss it.
im good because im 16 lol
it's pretty easy to tell who has basketball intelligence and who does'nt. The first clue is when people suggest moves that can't be made. I saw a guy who said the thunder should cut Watson, atkins, and wilkins because they are'nt playing well then the thunder will have an extra 15 mill to spend. stuff like that makes me wonder how old people are.
listen to the children. They know everything!
I agree. Everyone can make deals...and opinions...I see it all the time
PLAYER A is so overrated
Player B is not going this high in the draft
and they have no reason why...it gets me mad sometime.
I've been watching religulously since the first dream team. I have more knowledge then anybody, hahaha. I have read numerous books on the history of the game and I've played my whole life. You kids have nothing on me.
This site had week long conversations about something, now it is one and done. Thanks kids!
Ok guys guess how old I am based on my intelligence?
im16, i read the NBA encyclopedia and like memorized it. I love Basketball
I wanna take Avery Johnson's job in 2011.
I, RickyRubio9 am 15, but i consider myself knowledgable because I visit NBA.com, Hoopshype.com, Hoopsworld.com, and NBAdraft.net daily and sometimes Draft Express. I didn't start posting comments up until a couple months back because I wanted to make sure I was...ready? Instead of sounding stupid. I've been watching basketball since I was 9 and now I watch it almost all the time and play it. If you think all teens are stupid and don't know much about the game then it's your opinion, but don't judge us all because there are some who like to put up stupid forums about idiotic trades that can't happen and won't happen. I never post up a stupid trade and I check just about every thing before giving my own opinion. I too want to become an NBA Analyst or Sportswriter, but my real dream is to play basketball in Europe because I just think I'm not good enough for the NBA. :) So go ahead and call me stupid because I will never think I am when it comes to basketball. Basketball is honestly my love and believe it or not...my girlfriend kind of hates me for it, but I make her watch it and she'll talk to me about it...she just gets jealous of how much time I spend on something basketball related.
I'm sure you guys know a little about what's going on. But I'm sure in ten years when you discuss basketball with teens, you will think they don't know a whole lot either. Not saying you guys don't, just most.
I am 14 and i consider myself knowledgeable about the NBA. Just because a few of the other users post things that you may see as dumb,impossible, etc. doesn't mean we are all idiots and not all of them have to be 10-15 years old. you can make a discussion about anything regarding basketball and i can talk about it. Oh and most of us are in our prime, we still play the game we know the new offenses and all the up and coming players. we all watch each other and try to outshine each other. Your just 30 year old who is reading this on websites and you don't even know about half the great players we know about. Ive been playing and watching basketball since i was 4.
derozan fan = 14 im going to guess.
I am not saying all of you are wrong but 65% of you do not no what you are talking about. Study maybe next year, little ones.
I am 12, but I consdier myself knowldgable. I am obsessed with basketball I've been playing and watching it since I was 4. I visit nbadraft.net and hoopsworld.com everyday. I can't be that stupid considering that I have 87 points.
points mean nothing if you know the cheat you could have as many as you want. you do know a lot more about basketball than a 12 year old though.
are knowlegeble about the jazz. Now I know daddy did a liitle homework for you. Just kidding, your a knowledgeble kid for 12.
Im 14, I know a lot about NBA. I can probably tell you every teams starting line-up. Most of the players stats. I go to all the websites read a lot of news. And who is the judge of a bad trade offer?
Can an you little people think you have knowlege! You are so young that you can not remember the 70's 80's maybe the 90's The year is 2009. That means yo were born in 1997. Alot happend before that year, you are all rookies when it comes to TALK.
lleperz22, i seen that post your talking about where if the thunder made the following moves could they make the playoffs next year. And the first thing it said was cut watson, atkins, and wilkens to free up 13 million in cap space. It was jerb2011, and he was serious about it. The worst thing was that every1 who responded bought into and thought it was a good idea.It was sad, i couldn't respond to it because it hurt me as a basketball fan that they thought this was perfectly fine. There may be kids on here but some of them are probably twice as knowledgable as some of these other guys.
You're a grown man, stop putting down children.
men shut up with that my uncle is like 32 and he don't even know what's a shooting gaurd are what position lebron plays my little eight year old cousin knows more than him and he watches basketball less to so i don't get your point.i think every one should be rated equally cause probaly some of these kids have intersting things to say and we should open our ears so e could listen to the future's of the world
but it is hard to listen to y'all talk about stupidity and who should be traded for who. I think you all need a little bit more knowledge before you come here and talk out of your mind!
Nba has a salary cap and trades do not happen like this over night!
Trading away bad contracts are half of what most trades in the NBA are all about..Don't you think the Knicks would of cut Zach Randolph if they could instead of trading him for a nothing, future salary dump? I'm so annoyed with these random trade proposals as well, which most wouldn't even financially work, and even if they do would never happen..Personally, I'm 19, and I do get annoyed at how dumb most of the posts on this site are; but on the other hand going on here makes me feel like a genius!
while some of them might be knowledgeable it takes years of experience to really know the game. young kids now a days know nothing of fundamentals. they also tend to overrate scoring and pay no attention to the other half of the game defense. there are plenty of adults who are half retarded on this site too. its annoying to see how dumb people can be about the game but you have to live with it
Ok.....Game winner right here.....You can't talk about something you never saw.......Old people for the WIN!!! Ha most of you kids never saw michael Jordan......84-98 heck most you were born after he was 3 championships in....you know nothing of Magic, Kareem, Bird, Mchale, Dr.J etc etc. you can look at stats all you want but u will never be able to have a real discussion about them. Thus your knowledge of the game fails because you have no historical background to support any of your ideas.
*waits for the old people to give me a nice pat on the back*
i understand where u r coming from, but some teenagers are very knowledgable. I have been playing basketball for over 10 years and have followed basketball intensely for five years. I consider myself knowledgable, regarding the NBA, but i feel as if i know more about college/HS basketball. So don't rip on teenagers, cuz some r very smart.
they have some young people with knowledge and some just do wat they wan't but the ones that do stuff like that you could tell need more knowledge.but rember everyone is not perfect.and some trade's make sense and would attract alot of attention. but all you need is to listen if you don't listen it will just make you a kid
tim, this is the NBA draft, the PRESENT, and who says we know nothing about Jordan and Bird? Bird is my favorite player of all time, i probably know more about him than u do
I agree completely.
You don't need to be old in years to understand the game..I for one am 19, and sure I love to watch the old games whenever they are on espn classic, but I don't think you have to see far back in history to understand the game of basketball..It's all about how much you watch it, play it, live it, etc, and how much you want to understand and learn everything about it
completely agree with rose2dabullz, even though i hate the bulls
young people probaly don't know nothing about bird but old people probaly know nothing about lebron ,kobe ,wade ,paul,
dwight ,bibby , yao ming and other young greats that play this game
How you watch the game, whether you watch it for just entertainment, or if you are entertained but at the same time studying the game of basketball..The more and more you watch to learn something, rather than just for entertainment the more knowledge of the game you will have..knowledge doesn't come from Poopsworld or sites like that(though i do like realgm haha)..
yes this website is to talk about new generations not about retired players did u even see the name NBADRAFT.NET
it to talk about 09 and the future -- not 1970's and 1980's
I agree with koty. This is about this years draft. But i will dissagree with koty's other comment about knowing more about bird than us. Children he was born before you, don't think you know more about a person that retired before you were born. I watched bird play when I was your age. stop your stupidity YOU KNOW NOTHING about the old school players. Now if you want to talk about players that have played between 97-09 I will talk to you about them.
so kill us for not seeing some of the greats play, it isn't like we diss them or say they are overrated. We all know how great Bird, Magic, and Jordan were. We have all heard about them and some have actually watched replays like myself, but in 10 years we'll be saying to younger kids, you guys didn't watch Kobe in his prime...I won't though. As for not knowing the fundamentals. I always tell my teammates to stop trying to be flashy and make the simple play. I hate when they go behind the back in like a 2 on 0 fastbreak and do a stupid pass. Drive to the hoop and make the layup. I love the fundamentals and I try to teach my younger siblings to play the game the right way. All that flash, I can understand if it's needed, but if you want to make a highlight reel or do stupid plays then go to AND1. I really hope you guys will read more threads and forums and actually base us on our thoughts and reactions instead of our age and not assume every kid doesn't know the game. Otherwise I could say, all men over 25 on this website are bums...but it isn't true. Just saying, ok I understand when someone proposes a stupid trade or acts bias due to their favorite team because discussed or their favorite player because I sometimes defend Rubio too much, but that John Bryant crap and T-Will destroying LeBron is just silly nonsense that's a waste of our time to look at.
I know some kids around 20 they don't even remember the Knicks 99 Finals run, to say 16 year olds know the game is a joke. They probably can't even name the Lakers starters from the 3 peat earlier this decade.
Damn I feel old pushing 30 and I don't know enough of the game to call myself an expert. To be a real scout/Gm you need a lot of experience. Theo Epstein was GM at the age of what 28 that was a rare case most GM's/Coaches/Scouts now are least in their late 30's.
You are 100% right I agree with every thing you said, but I do not like these nd2k10 trades that have popped up every 15 min.
I just don't see where knowing about specific players makes you know about the game of basketball, whether it be old or new...Like I stated earlier, it's more about experience and wanting to learn about the game than age..Thats where true basketball IQ comes from..btw NYK2010 Fisher-Kobe-Fox-Horry-Shaq..and they had such players as Horse Grant and Ron Harper on those teams..Just cause I know that though, doesn't mean I know more about the actual game of basketball than someone else though
during the 3peat changed each year. The pf was different every year(AC Green, Horace Grant, then Samaki Walker).
you are the poster child of stupiditty. Young and dumd!
Talk to me about basketball rather than try to prove yourself with stupidity!
shut up I'm fourteen and me and most of the other teenagers pay way more attention than most adults we know about larry and his famous steal just cuz it happened bfore we were born doesn't mean. We don't know. About it
Was Horry or Fox the sixth man then? All I know is that Big Shot Bob and Fox were the one in there at the end of the game..Personally, I hated that team, and wanted the Blazers and Kings to beat them so bad haha
what do you want to talk about j1232e?
In the 70's how many points was a free throw? 1 point, yeah it is the same now. What was a 15 footer worth? @ points same as now. The only difference from then and now are shorts sre longer, 3 point line, and players. There were three refs back then, an NBA champion, rookies, veterans, its all the same. How much difference is there from then and now. Who makes you more NBA knowlegable than younger people. You were 1 years old at the end of the 70's and 11 at the end of the 80's. How much more do you know than us?
i stopped reading this thread after the 16 year old said he is studying to be a sports commentator.
kind of proves the OP's argument.
answer the question because honestly. I didn't watch ball then and I only knew Kobe, Shaq, Grant, Fisher, and Fox were on those teams...I had just begun playing it...but before that I didn't watch it like I do know. I also didn't answer because lol well you could've just went to google and looked it up. I'm not saying that you did.
yeah i could of, but I'm not that smart to do that lol..In basketball, it matters more about who finishes games rather than starts them, that's what really matters