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bshelly
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"Can Zion save Duke from the Curse of Kyrie?"


  

          

Think about it. Ever since Kyrie made Duke into the Temple of Kobe Disciples, Duke has underachieved. Every year they get the top volume shooting wing, every year K rolls the ball out instead of coaching, and every year they go home way earlier than their talent warrants, all because K sold the program's soul to scrubby-ass gunners allergic to defense.

The sole exception is the 2015 national champions, which lacked the Kobe Disciple who has led to the program's underachievement in recent years. They're the exception that proves the rule.

But redemption might be here. Zion is everything Ba and Longo think Kyrie is: a generational superstar who should, as Longo has pointed out, should set Duke up in recruiting for the next 15 years. Better yet, Zion worships Lebron, not Kobe. Zion can pass, Zion can play defense, and Zion grinds.

It strikes me that Zion represents the possibility for a mild course correction. K can get dudes who care more about the team and less about getting theirs. He can get the freaks instead of the gunners. It doesn't solve the "K doesn't want to coach anymore" problem, but it's probably a better prototype to sell than Kyrie.

Troll title aside, none of this is Kyrie's fault. Kyrie probably was good enough that, with a full season, his Duke team could have made a serious run. It's more about the kids he has inspired to choose Duke and K's full-scale ceding of the program to them.

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Flop
Apr 04th 2019
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yeah i was pretty drunk
Apr 05th 2019
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      Happens to the best of us.
Apr 05th 2019
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      Not only drunk, but pretty drunk?
Apr 05th 2019
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           I’m also pretty smart
Apr 05th 2019
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I'm here for one reason
Apr 05th 2019
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this post had mad-making potential but it went seriously awry
Apr 05th 2019
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i stand by all the points. it just lacks any coherence.
Apr 05th 2019
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mmmm gra;pe (c) Will_5198
Apr 06th 2019
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LMAO I had almost forgotten about that
Apr 08th 2019
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hmm...
Apr 08th 2019
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Ryan M
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1. "Flop"
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'18-'19 LA Lakers

James. Ingram. Ball. Kuzma. Stephenson. Rondo. Caldwell-Pope. McGee. TBD...

  

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bshelly
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3. "yeah i was pretty drunk"
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"You (Fisher) could get fired, Les Snead could get fired, Kevin Demoff could get fired, but I will always be Eric Dickerson.” (c) The God

  

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Ryan M
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5. "Happens to the best of us."
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If it makes you feel any better, 5 years ago this would be plat by now.

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'18-'19 LA Lakers

James. Ingram. Ball. Kuzma. Stephenson. Rondo. Caldwell-Pope. McGee. TBD...

  

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7. "Not only drunk, but pretty drunk?"
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On a scale from 1 to 10, how drunk were you? I ask because from a quick gleaning of your post, I didn't see any typos or grammatical errors.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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bshelly
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8. "I’m also pretty smart"
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>Think about it. Ever since Kyrie made Duke into the Temple of
>Kobe Disciples

^^^^ VALIDATION.

Mamba 2.0, and he should have been "our" Kobe

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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4. "this post had mad-making potential but it went seriously awry "
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And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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bshelly
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6. "i stand by all the points. it just lacks any coherence."
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9. "mmmm gra;pe (c) Will_5198"
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Sounds like you were enjoying yourself


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11. "LMAO I had almost forgotten about that"
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10. "hmm..."
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2019/04/06/duke-investigating-claim-nike-payment-zion-williamson-mother/3388357002/

  

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