View Full Version : Wilbon bashes Kwame
07-16-2005, 09:39 AM
Link from Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/15/AR2005071501705.html)
But there's just as much evidence that suggests Kwame Brown will go to the Lakers and be the slacker he was here, the kid who overslept practices or only halfway practiced when he did show, and always found somebody to blame but himself. Oh yes, he's a bust. That he had the nerve to talk about his "legacy" is beyond laughable. Please, please, please, let the July 22 transaction date get here in a hurry before Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant get a close look at this lame, irresponsible kid and rescind the trade. Legacy? Raise your hand if you see Brown continuing the Lakers legacy of Mikan, Wilt, Kareem and Shaq.
wow, if u are a kwame hater u would love this article. I dont like kwame, but i wouldnt be bashing him like this. Believe it or not, there still is a chance that kwame could become a good player in LA.
07-16-2005, 10:35 AM
He deserves what he gets. I'm no Bullets fan but Wilbon speaks the truth. And sometimes the truth hurts.
07-16-2005, 11:20 AM
I bet that article stunts his development even more and ends up being his latest excuse.
07-16-2005, 11:35 AM
I agree with Wilbon in the fact that Kwame has no business saying it'll be a "resurrection" for him. Resurrection from what? He was a terrible player to begin his career. I can't believe we got Butler AND another player for him.
07-16-2005, 02:04 PM
Kwame is awful, I keep reading about how he showed "flashes of brilliance" throughout his career. Well those "flashes" weren't weeks or even individual games of brilliance, they were quarters, or even minutes of brillance, incredibly short teases of potential, but after five minutes displaying his freakish athleticism and physical skills, he'd go right back to fumbling the ball away in the post, embarrassing himself when posting up, or pouting on the court.
I'm sorry, but if you're still gonna make a living based on your potential, you should have at least shown it for games at a time, not minutes.
07-16-2005, 03:18 PM
i am glad wilbon wrote this one...that article in the post with quotes from Kwame really pissed me off.... source (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/14/AR2005071401142.html)
when i hear Kwame quoted as saying..... "I will say this, my frustrations, everything that happened, whatever started my disagreement I had with the Wizards, is because I wanted to play basketball."
I can't believe after 4 years this stupid kid refused to take any responsiblity for his role in his limited playing time....'I just wanted to play basketball'...oh cry me a freakin' river...if you want to play basketball show up to practice, run your butt off, fight for position under basketball, learn YOUR DEFENSIVE responsiblity, PAY ATTENTION when they put you in a real game (can't hurt to do this in practice too), listen to your coach (he only wants to help you), oh and here is a new one...practice your post moves from time to time, maybe take a hundred jumpshots instead of speeding home after practice to play 'nba live'...
KWAME...your playing time is indelliable tied to your effort in practice nothing should just be given to your in the forth year just because your where the 1st overall pick in the draft...take a page from micheal ruffin or even etan thomas to understand what it takes to contribute...work on the defensive end and rebound the ball then you might have played more...
and when he says....
"I never would've mutually agreed to be suspended. They did it the way they did it and I have to respect that."
are you kidding me?!?!?!?... YOU SKIP PRACTICE (in the playoffs of all times), AVOID YOUR COACHES, TEAMMATES, GENERAL MANAGER'S, phone calls...and then when someone comes over you cry about your tummie ache....but hey they shouldn't have suspended me they should have played me more...right, now i understand.
a couple of months ago i would have said if he was serious about changing his attitude and his work habits that we should think about bring him back (at 6.9 per year it wouldn't have been a big gamble capwise...) even with larry leaving i wouldn't have minded giving him another year to develop...with the loss of larry there was an opportunity for someone on the frontline to step up and fill some of the offensive scoring that larry took with him to cleveland....if he worked hard here was his chance to 'show' everyone...
(but this was only an option if he seemed to demonstrate that he had learned something from quiting on his team during the playoffs...which he has clearly demonstrated he has not done)
so now i am with wilbon GOOD RIDDANCE! have fun getting yelled at by Kobe...(and you thought mike was tough on you..enjoy, i can honestly say you deserve it)...
by the way Mitch thanks for giving us a couple of professionals in Butler and Atkins
07-16-2005, 05:18 PM
wilbon always puts out a good article i'm glad to have him in dc, plus PTI when it actually is him and kornheiser on it is always a good show
07-16-2005, 08:36 PM
Wow. Something really ticked wilbon off.
07-18-2005, 08:55 AM
I guess only time will tell if he will keep the label as a bust. I think he will turn things around in LA. You can look at the long line of former Wizard forwards, that left and have success with there new teams. I didn't handle the pressure of being a #1 pick, he won't have the same type of pressure in LA.
07-18-2005, 09:14 AM
Good for Wilbon. I agree 100%.
Kwame will not be the next Ben Wallace.
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