Originally Posted by BrosOfDestruction
I wouldn't call either CWebb or TMac waste of talents. TMac pretty much reached his potential with Orlando and was unfortunate to play with some shittastic rosters with Pat Garrity, Shawn Kemp on child support etc. It's not really his fault his body broke down and injuries hurt his level of play with Houston although he was still a great player the first couple of years there. I can see CWebb if you really emphasize on the timeout though. I think that really hurt him mentally for the rest of his career and he became a softie in crunch time often playing hot potato. Bibby was the only guy with a set of balls on that Kings team.
Where is Derrick Coleman on your list? There was nothing he couldn't do on the court and is the only guy to ever put Shaq on a poster STRAIGHT UP. He was just lazy and didn't give a fuck about improving and working on his game. Vin Baker was really good too until alcoholism ruined his career.
Exactly, he only played to his potential for one year. Then those Yao/McGrady teams were failures due to injuries (mostly to Yao) and bad luck. JVG said that outside of one year, they always lost to the worse team. Then after 2008 he phoned it in and now instead of a sixth man/starter, he's a scrub without a team on the age of 33.
Yes on Coleman/Baker, they fucked themselves over big time
How is Odom a waste of talent? ..... helped the Lakers win back to back championships. Just because he's awful now doesn't mean he wasted his talent.
Carter hardly wasted his talent either, he was on some awful teams for his prime and TMac fucked him over hard by leaving the Raptors for absurd reasons.
So? He was the 3rd or 4th best player on those title teams, he could have been way better than that. And what did Carter do in response to that? Quit on his team, be an awful postseason performer most of his career (41% FG), suck it up for the Magic, suck it up in Dallas, and is now just a glorified benchwarmer. Granted, those Nets teams were just RJ/Kidd/him, but his postseason numbers were awful every year there besides 06
Originally Posted by The Lady Killer
Wouldn't call Kemp a waste of talent either. Guy was a beast for many years and didn't start to get out of shape/worthless until later in his career. Plus, he helped lead the Sonics to the 96 Finals where they managed to hand Chicago 2 of their 13 (a ridiculous stat in itself) losses that year.
Kemp was only a beast from I'd say 93-98. Then, because he didn't get a contract fast enough, he whined and got traded and was never the same after that. Even if he did deserve one, be professional. Ruined one of the more exciting teams ever, and nearly ruined GP's chance at a title. Kemp was done by the age of 30. That's a crime that those Sonics teams never got a title. But yeah, Kemp did shit on the Bulls that entire series (23/10/2 blks on 55%), if only GP was on Jordan from the start of the series...
Harold Minor as far as my Heat go... ugh. Baby Jordan .. HA!
I always felt the worst thing to happen to Harold was the "Baby Jordan" tag.
— George Raveling, Miner's head coach at USC
Pretty much sums up Minor