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Old 01-23-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I remember thinking how 'fast' Craig Hodges was, who was 33 and a role player, and certainly not considered one of the speedier players. One can only imagine trying to guard someone known for speed like Iverson, Rose, Westbrook, etc etc. HELP!!!!
My stepbrother's team played against a McDonald's All-American and that's exactly what they did. Every time the guy got the ball they screamed, "HELP, HELP!!!!"
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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its amazing how skilled the nba players are, even the backup of the backup, the guy that never plays a second in the nba, barely getting a contract, while sitting on the bench, if they played in a normal game on the street or random people in college, they will dominate like there is no tomorrow.
Yeah. I was hanging with one of my friends when he made the comment that he'd like to play Kobe Bryant one-on-one. I've never played against him before, but I've seen him play, and I guaranteed him that I could beat him 11-0 in a one-on-one game. He remains thoroughly convinced that, given enough shot opportunities, he could score against Kobe. I think he could score if Kobe blocked one of his shots and it happened to go into the basket. But barring that, I think it's safe to say that he or I could play a decade's worth of one-on-one games against Kobe Bryant and never score.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Yeah. I was hanging with one of my friends when he made the comment that he'd like to play Kobe Bryant one-on-one. I've never played against him before, but I've seen him play, and I guaranteed him that I could beat him 11-0 in a one-on-one game. He remains thoroughly convinced that, given enough shot opportunities, he could score against Kobe. I think he could score if Kobe blocked one of his shots and it happened to go into the basket. But barring that, I think it's safe to say that he or I could play a decade's worth of one-on-one games against Kobe Bryant and never score.

your friend might score if kobe dont take it seriously... which most of the time players do, let you score first, then rape you in the end. even players like joseph forte, adam morrison, gerald greene, etc that are not in the league becasue they suck, they will tear everyone up in any pickup game.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: The City
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Does Calvin Booth count in a pick up game
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Does Calvin Booth count in a pick up game


maybe.. I saw robert swift play in a community college pickup game with the best the community college has to offer.. and he was gettin all the rebounds and he wasnt even trying at all. the other guys were like 6-5 or so trying their best. and robert swift is really not that great of a player i must say
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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oh yea i forgot, i played against david gebru a few yrs ago, he went to western illinois. I'm 5'6, and he is 6'10. he wasnt even trying at all.. i can not get a shot off of him if he was guarding me closely, and playing serious.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I went to JH with Larry Johnson (#1 pick, 1991 NBA draft). We were both around 5'10" at the time, and he could get the best of me in basketball, but I killed him in soccer.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:26 AM
 
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I played against a starting college player and got smoked.

She was a lights out shooter...I honestly thought I could compete..lol. Wrong.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: DMV
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I played against this guy name Sharrod Ford, who was a 6'9" PF/C for Clemson a few years ago. He played in the NBA briefly and over in Europe. What was sad is we both had gym together in high school and we had a 1 on 1 tournament that we had to play in and I ended up getting picked to play him. This was while I was a freshmen and before I got a growth spurt so I was only 5'3" at the time (6'4" now) and he was legitimately 6'9" back then. Needless to say, it didn't end well.


I know this is basketball, but I've played basketball and football with New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington. He grew up in my neighborhood and there used to always be basketball and football games going on and so I played against him in both from time to time.

Oh and my brother played JUCO ball against Steve Francis when he played for Allegheny CC. Francis team won by almost 80.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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I was only 5'3" at the time (6'4" now) and he was legitimately 6'9" back then. Needless to say, it didn't end well.
DraftExpressProfile: Sharrod Ford, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

he is 6'7.25 in his measurements when he was an adult. most but not all nba players give themselves another 1 to 2 inches on top of their barefoot height.
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