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Mario Chalmers hoping to stay consistent

While I love Danny Manning as much as any 'Hawk fan (freshman in '88), I think that comparing the situation created by Lebron and the teams that had multiple superstars is that those teams were built via the draft and trades. I was a big fan of Lebron AND a fan of the Heat before last summer. MJ never left Chicago, even when he had "no help" (I also think that Pippen was a great player, NOT a Super Star, MJ made him...he did nada when Jordan retired [when he was in his prime] and nothing when he left Chicago), Bird and Magic would never have left Boston or L.A. The Celtic and Laker teams of the 80's and early 90's were built from within. I dislike Lebron because of the way he left Cleveland, the way he turned on his fans and the way he admitted that he will never be Batman, he's Robin and will always be viewed as such (at least by me).

The best thing about sports in America is that we all have our opinions...am I wrong?... probably to some but it's fun debating.

June 7, 2011 at 3:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Upcoming week big for Kansas basketball

Ellis is good, very good but he is no Danny Manning (ganted, he only played one year in Lawrence and isnt a native), Cliff Livingston or Antoine Carr...to name three...but looking forward to seeing him wear the crimson and blue.

May 17, 2011 at 5:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coming into his own: Maturing Tyshawn Taylor making most of his potential

Couldn't agree more with your opening comment. If someone who verbalized frustration with Taylor last year was a "hater" (someone who hates Taylor) then Coach Self couldn't stand him. Taylor took many a brow-beating last year but it was because Coach knows his potential (3 year starter) and knew he could play better.

December 16, 2010 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coming into his own: Maturing Tyshawn Taylor making most of his potential

I never tire of reading Selby articles but it's nice to read about all KU players. I have to admit, I was one of those fans who shouted at his television last season when Taylor played poorly (which was far to often in my opinion). I always knew the potential was lurking just below the surface and I'm happy to see him start to reach some of it. I attribute a lot of his play last year to hype, he may have been trying to live up to some of the ridiculous pre-season draft boards, he seemed to press to often (just personal opinion, take it for what it is)...it seemed he was trying to be something he wasn't. This year, he's playing to his strengths which is more than enough.

Good article and GOOD for you T. Taylor! I'll be one of those fans giving you a loud ovation before the game on Saturday...(as always)

December 16, 2010 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mom expects to be emotional at Selby’s debut

Couldn't agree more that Max made some harsh and unwarranted comments...BUT, as a proud conservative, I'm every bit as offended by your "repuklican" comment. Libs who feel they have a monopoly on compassion cause me to shake my head in sadness.

December 16, 2010 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mom expects to be emotional at Selby’s debut

I didn't think that it was possible but I've just become a bigger fan of the Selby/Witherspoon family. I can see why Josh is growing into such a nice young man.

This story is full of insights into Josh and his mother but the line that hit me the most was:

“One thing Josh said, ‘Doing this shows how blessed I am.’ He realizes not everybody has the opportunity to go to college. He understands how blessed he is to be in this situation.”

This is a young man who gets it. This season is full of gifts for all Jayhawk fans. During a regular year, we spend months waiting for that first game of the season with anticipation, this year, we get that game one feeling TWICE!

December 16, 2010 at 8:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mom expects to be emotional at Selby’s debut

Actually, he IS a bigger recruit than Rush and Henry...and he's on par with Danning Manning so I'm not sure what you're talking about (I was @ KU at the same time Manning was and have followed the recruiting process for 20 years...but I have no idea about the hype surrounding Wilt).

Will he live up to the hype? I don't know but this story isn't about Josh or hype, it's about a proud mother who loves her son and about her gratitude to Jayhawk Nation (so I hope she is not a frequent vistitor to this site) for the support it's shown her son.

As for the family "following the rules", I can see how blurry lines can be and were crossed and so can the NCAA which is why a mother will more than likely be crying in AFH on Saturday as she watches her baby boy take the court.

December 16, 2010 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU basketball spreads holiday cheer, shops for needy families

Exactly the point I was making below..."because it allows them to help more families that are needy". The "needy" love stores like Wal-Mart because they provide what they NEED and what others don't/can't...if there are local stores that can provide as much to the "needy" for the same buck, by all means support them but if not?....

December 15, 2010 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU basketball spreads holiday cheer, shops for needy families

I'm all for helping the local economy...I do so here by shopping at local, privately owned shops/stores/gas stations....(but only when I'm not paying a significantly higher price for the same goods I can purchase at national chain like Wal-Mart). I'm not a "Wal-Mart hater like many Americans seem to be these days. People say that they "kill" local business but they give the people in those communities what they're asking/begging for.

PS, why Target? What is it that they do for local communities that Wal-Mart does not? Are employees being forced at gun point to work at Wal-Mart? It seems to me that national chains provide goods to people at prices they are looking for and offer employment that "mom & pop" shops don't. I have a nephew in college who works in the automotive part of the store and he loves it. Just sayin'.

December 15, 2010 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU basketball spreads holiday cheer, shops for needy families

Yet another reason to love KU basketball, it's players and the Brady family. I love how players like D Manning, Sasha and Morningstar remain so loyal and proud of their 'hawk heritage.

December 15, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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