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Old 04-05-2018, 02:21 AM   #1
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Before you call me a troll and mock this, just think about it. And how a Supermax affects a team. I wont throw any bias in, just throwing it out there.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:03 AM   #2
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Gotta admit....I first thought centrelink had found his way back in.....
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:02 AM   #3
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Guess this got looked at as a troll comment but damn if he doesn't look like a coward at the moment.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:04 AM   #4
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What's the latest story?

I think he's shown poor leadership currently. Not even a Spurs thing, just downright doggin the boys.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:25 AM   #5
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yeah i wish i could say i remember a timeout when he played where he controlled the huddle and was a leader (like Tony or Manu do). Now the fact that he hasn't said anything shouldn't be surprising. My original post was to call him out on his lack of off the court skills.

Now he's a guy that wants the LA market, Jordan contract, and big time attention but has no ability to work for it (off the court) and it's showing.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:30 AM   #6
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There's been lots of talk here in SA over the past few years about how he just doesn't have the leadership traits that David and Timmy - or even Tony and Manu - have displayed.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:49 AM   #8
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Is he a leader? No
Is he most likely the best player on any given team? Yes
Is he a supermax player in THIS era? Yes

Does anyone on blowout know his exact inury status and rehabilitation progress? Probably Not
Or the dialogue between Kawhi and his people with the Spurs org?
Probably Not
Do people jump to conclusions? Yes
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:34 AM   #9
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Gotta admit....I first thought centrelink had found his way back in.....
Would you build your team around him?
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:36 AM   #10
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Would you build your team around him?
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:55 AM   #11
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I think he could be a leader in LA.

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He will change is personality and be more vocal.
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I think he could be a leader in LA.

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He will change is personality and be more vocal.
I love this mentality. Invest $200 million into a guy and give them everything they want in life. THEN they will change their personality. It's up to the teams to make high risk investments based on these immeasurable attributes. What ever happened to a player having to work for their glory?
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:51 AM   #13
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LeBron and Kawhi own next season.
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Kawhi to Boston?
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:41 AM   #15
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Let's put it this way. If I have guys like Brown/Tatum or a guy like Simmons or a guy like Ingram or any of these young talented SFs I am not trading those types for Kawhi post injury/absence from showing up for his own team's playoff games.

If I am some team that really needs a star and has nothing to lose to take a shot and/or a team willing to rent him for a year to win a title like a Houston/OKC etc I say go for it.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:56 PM   #16
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Nope. He ain't.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:31 PM   #17
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Not sure if this is serious but you have a guy who actually went mute when his teammates needed him the most. 1 interview all season. Absent while your team is battling. If it’s hurt feelings, that’s another trait real leaders don’t possess. The media loves this because they themselves are writing the story, creating the narrative and eating off the buzz

A guy who could call a press conference from a toilet but decides not to talk while the world trashed his team, coach and organization that poured so much into him

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Old 06-18-2018, 04:35 PM   #18
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You can't be a leader if you can't communicate.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:17 PM   #19
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Not a leader as of now, of course things could change. A huge trait of being a leader is to be out there with your team every single night to motivate and support them even when injured.
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None of this rests on Pop's shoulders? He is such an idiot in interviews. And everybody is like, In person Pop is great. I'm not so sure, it feels like he runs his NBA team a lot like a college team. To me this is Kawahi in SA was a lot like Jordan at NC, Pop is a control freak, Luke Walton is the total opposite, both in coaching style and personality. Nobody is as smart as Greg Popovich THINKS he is.
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None of this rests on Pop's shoulders? He is such an idiot in interviews. And everybody is like, In person Pop is great. I'm not so sure, it feels like he runs his NBA team a lot like a college team. To me this is Kawahi in SA was a lot like Jordan at NC, Pop is a control freak, Luke Walton is the total opposite, both in coaching style and personality. Nobody is as smart as Greg Popovich THINKS he is.
Well Pop does have a 68.9% win percentage in the NBA and is a 5 time champion as an NBA head coach. Heís been in the NBA since 1988 as an assistant coach with the Spurs. He knows a thing or two about the game.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:55 PM   #22
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I predict that Kawhi will fizzle over the next 2 yrs and will become a has been.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:57 PM   #23
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Well Pop does have a 68.9% win percentage in the NBA and is a 5 time champion as an NBA head coach. Heís been in the NBA since 1988 as an assistant coach with the Spurs. He knows a thing or two about the game.
......And is loved by the players. Even the one he cut right before the playoffs lol

Itís ok not to like Pops style and demeanor towards media, etc but facts over decades are there for the viewing. Thatís what makes all of so odd. But bringing up his name in a thread on leadership gave me a chuckle
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......And is loved by the players. Even the one he cut right before the playoffs lol

Itís ok not to like Pops style and demeanor towards media, etc but facts over decades are there for the viewing. Thatís what makes all of so odd. But bringing up his name in a thread on leadership gave me a chuckle
Lol he cut a dude right before the playoffs and the guy said something positive about him since??
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Lol he cut a dude right before the playoffs and the guy said something positive about him since??
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