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chief2000
07-18-2006, 01:44 AM
Already being courted by AAU coaches. Sleazy stuff.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/03/AR2006070300718.html

Moooo
07-18-2006, 01:55 AM
Already being courted by AAU coaches. Sleazy stuff.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/03/AR2006070300718.html

Its good to see them waiting a few hears longer than usual to court these players. I mean, cause 8 is just too young.

Moooo

Rudy lost the toss
07-18-2006, 06:56 AM
Dad's NBA dream might not happen if his son only gets as tall as him. 4'6 seems short even for a 10 year old.

Der Flöprer
07-18-2006, 07:10 AM
While helping coach Justin's team at an AAU tournament game last month, Howard sat on the bench with his right hand covering his eyes. Playing against mostly seventh-graders, Justin -- for once -- looked his age. He had a baby tooth knocked out in a third-quarter collision with a boy twice his size, and Howard wondered later if that had left his son shaken. Justin returned to the game and threw away passes, air-balled a three-pointer and missed an open layup.

When the game ended, Justin gathered his teammates and showed off the bloody gap vacated by his upper left tooth. Then he ran to his Adidas bag and pulled out his uniform for his next game, to be played on a different court in 10 minutes. Justin had just slipped a pair of shorts over his SpongeBob SquarePants boxers when Howard wrapped his arm around his son's shoulder.

"You looked like a little kid out there," Howard said. "Get it together. You have to perform. You can be a little kid at home. But here, you're an impact player."


This is ridiculous. When this kid drops out of school, and starts doing drugs dad will have no one to blame but himself.

ChiefsfaninPA
07-18-2006, 07:17 AM
Meal ticket, meal ticket.

greg63
07-18-2006, 07:27 AM
The Nationwide commercial at the beginning cracked me up.

StcChief
07-18-2006, 09:18 AM
What an idiot. Why would you do that to a 10 yo.

banyon
07-18-2006, 09:19 AM
Wow, it's like that Mr. Show skit, "The Recruiters" come to life. :eek:

wutamess
07-18-2006, 09:36 AM
Deleted for being an assole.

DJay23
07-18-2006, 10:10 AM
This is ridiculous. When this kid drops out of school, and starts doing drugs dad will have no one to blame but himself.

Can you say Todd Marinovich?

Fish
07-18-2006, 10:14 AM
"All these people, it's a little like they're trying to buy him or something. And I'm like: 'Wait a second. You really want to do this? My son is 10. He's not for sale.' "

News flash... Dad is selling.....

greg63
07-18-2006, 11:52 AM
Can you say Todd Marinovich?

I can but perfer not to. :p

Lzen
07-18-2006, 03:53 PM
Wow, it's a shame that some parents can't just let kids be kids. :shake: