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Old 12-21-2011, 01:24 PM
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I'm just mocking the fact that people are ogling some 14 year old kid because of basketball. Just seems our cultural values are out of whack in an era of economic troubles and people complaining about a lack of good paying jobs.

As demand for high school football coaches rise, salaries soar - Los Angeles Times

Oh well.
I hear ya. Our culture is just like that now days. From entertainment to sports...the growth in media has led to this...i do think that if this kid was raised by good parents, he should be fine. He will need guidance on eating properly and taking care of his body. It would be nice though to see more kids wanting to become engineers, doctors, etc. Btw, check out the vid from the 6th grader...he's a baller.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Hdu5u1IWs&feature

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I don't know what the future lies, but judging from the tapes I've seen, I've got to give kudos young mister Maker for always hustling and playing an unselfish, fundamentally sound style of basketball replete with drop-steps and perfectly thrown outlet and cross-court passes.

Seems like he has a very good head on his shoulders.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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He looks good... Of course there really weren't any defensive highlights on the there. But looks very promising... Look forward to seeing him at KY for a year then the NBA. Lol...
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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I could care less what a 6th or 7th grader is doing. When he gets to college, then I pay attention.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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He will be the next Greg Oden
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Harlem World
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And he is not even ranked number one for his grade..there is actually someone people belive is BETTER at this point..scary

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(1) Khalea Turner pf/c / 6'9'' 230 / Marrero, LA

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(2) Thon Maker pf/c / 7'0'' 200 / Metairie, LA

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(3) V.J. King sg/sf / 6'6'' 180 / Charlotte, NC

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(4) Harry Giles III sf / 6'7'' 195 / Flat Rock, NC

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(5) Deron Davis pf/c / 6'8'' 215 / Denver, CO
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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His knees are still going strong. He also has a 4.03 GPA at the leading academic school in southwestern Virginia and wants to forge a career in information technology. His non-basketball related goal is to become another Bill Gates.

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Old 04-13-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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Justin Bieber has talent?
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Of course he looks good - he's playing a bunch of middle schoolers...
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:06 AM
 
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I'd like to see a NBA starting lineup with a ~6'7+ point guard and everyone else ~7 feet+.

Lets say something like:

6'7-6'8 PG (Magic/Livingston/Lebron type)
6'11 Durant SG
6'11 Toni Kuckoc SF
7'0 Dirk at PF
7'0 Thon Maker C

I'm not sure how they'd do, but it would interesting to see. This would be the most versatile lineup ever. Everyone on the team could play 3-5 positions. All the height and long arms would make passing lanes disappear. Imagine a team that could get a board and start the break from the center spot. I wonder if the NBA is heading toward this.
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