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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    Certainly looking prescient tonight. Well done.

    +1. Nice call Flex!
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Thanks web and sitting! I’m psyched for Rui. Homer for sure here but imo he was tightest lookin dude to walk the stage last night...bright smile, joyful, grateful and confident.

    Side note: ESPN reporter’s interviews w players immediately after walking the stage were mostly great but she was completely tone deaf and cringe worthy in interviewing Matisse Thybulle. Sure, one question about heart wrenching loss of his mother is ok (I guess...sort of) but he was clearly quite emotional about it and struggling to maintain his composure... so she asks him follow up question along lines of “..and so what did your mother mean to you?” I felt so bad for him and lost all respect for that reporter. Can’t imagine being 20-21 years old and in midst of probably biggest day of my life then get grilled on national tv about the most devastating experience of my life.
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    Cool quote from WaPo article:

    “I ,act that I talked to Coach [Mark] Few this morning. He told me a few things that were very important to me as a coach that you want in a player,” Coach Scott Brooks said of a phone conversation he had with Gonzaga’s coach. “He works. He works every day. He said you’re never going to ever worry about him in that area. And he has the talent, and with that work ethic we feel we can have a really good two-way player. With our roster, obviously we have a lot of decisions to make. But he has a pretty good opportunity ahead of him. Like with all rookies and young players in this league, there’s a learning curve. We’re looking forward to meeting with him tomorrow and start that process right away.”
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    Nine things you have to know about Rui Hachimura

    http://www.fiba.basketball/news/nine...-rui-hachimura

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    Not that I expect much from the New York Times...

    "The moment is not lost on the 6-foot-8 Hachimura, who spent three seasons in relative anonymity at Gonzaga, in the West Coast Conference. Though he held his own media day for Japanese reporters when he was at Gonzaga, the draft is, in effect, his American debut."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNut08 View Post
    Not that I expect much from the New York Times...

    "The moment is not lost on the 6-foot-8 Hachimura, who spent three seasons in relative anonymity at Gonzaga, in the West Coast Conference. Though he held his own media day for Japanese reporters when he was at Gonzaga, the draft is, in effect, his American debut."
    good grief

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNut08 View Post
    Not that I expect much from the New York Times...

    "The moment is not lost on the 6-foot-8 Hachimura, who spent three seasons in relative anonymity at Gonzaga, in the West Coast Conference. Though he held his own media day for Japanese reporters when he was at Gonzaga, the draft is, in effect, his American debut."
    Wow. But then again, there is a reason why people don't focus much attention to the NYT sports section. News, life stories, etc... all good... sports... comes off as an afterthought. Couldn't name one sports writer for them but and much as I despise the NY Post, they have produced a couple a very good sports reporters. Same with the Daily News.
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    Rui doubters in DC:

    D.C. Sports Bog
    ‘Empty stats.’ ‘A project.’ ‘Quite a stretch.’: Wizards’ Rui Hachimura pick earns low marks

    https://wapo.st/2RuHcJr

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    A few notes from Rui’s presser:

    -Scotty Brooks says Rui has “it”, that Few wouldn’t say one bad thing about him
    -Rui called the media contingent small ��
    -After frosh season, Few told Wizards Rui was going to be GU’s best player
    -Tommy Lloyd emailed Rui every week of recruitment

    https://twitter.com/WashWizards/stat...02689297383425

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonomajoe View Post
    Rui doubters in DC:

    D.C. Sports Bog
    ‘Empty stats.’ ‘A project.’ ‘Quite a stretch.’: Wizards’ Rui Hachimura pick earns low marks

    https://wapo.st/2RuHcJr
    Comments in WaPo article were far more balanced. I even had 10 or so likes on my post.

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    Rui signs with Jordan Brand, kind of a big deal: https://news.nike.com/news/jordan-br...ketball-roster
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonomajoe View Post
    Rui doubters in DC:

    D.C. Sports Bog
    ‘Empty stats.’ ‘A project.’ ‘Quite a stretch.’: Wizards’ Rui Hachimura pick earns low marks

    https://wapo.st/2RuHcJr
    There are always lots of doubters who are hyper-critical of the owner and the front office. Plenty of folks who are more sanguine as well:

    https://www.bulletsforever.com/2019/...eld-not-losers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snagglezag View Post
    Rui signs with Jordan Brand, kind of a big deal: https://news.nike.com/news/jordan-br...ketball-roster
    Jordan Brand ain't stupid...they see the marketing opportunity in Japan.

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    Wizards announce 2019 NBA Summer League schedule

    Saturday, July 6: New Orleans (10:00 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN)
    Monday, July 8: Brooklyn (5:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)
    Tuesday, July 9: Los Angeles Clippers (11:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)
    Thursday, July 11: Atlanta (6:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN2)


    https://www.nba.com/wizards/wizards-...eague-schedule

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    what do folks think about Wizards getting Admiral?

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-acquiring-se/

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    I'll go on record now saying that Rui will have a longer and impactful career then Zion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    I'll go on record now saying that Rui will have a longer and impactful career then Zion...
    Not if ESPN has anything to say about it.....

    Their coverage of Zion is bizarre ..... I don't get it....I am surprised they didn't follow him into the men's room....
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    Great YouTube video about Rui that was posted in comments to one of the Tweets linked above. Mostly in Japanese but the clips are fantastic:
    https://youtu.be/t3-TM0pz8zY
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    �� Japanese celebrities congratulate @rui_8mura on being drafted in the 1st round of the #NBADraft by the @WashWizards ������ (with English subtitles)

    https://twitter.com/NBAJPN/status/1141988400506920960

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