Thomas doesn't "go hard". He just looks like it because he's a gigantic spaz. If he "went hard" then he wouldn't be a bust.
Does Tyrus go that hard? Really? I am not saying he doesn't try but I would never pick him out for giving outstanding effort. He tries to block everything as he knows he is only gonna play 15 mins so it doesnt matter about fouls. He came into the season out of shape according to reports, he has never bulked up like he should have. He strikes me as someone who has no desire to be as good as he can be, but thats jsut me. Also the reason he got fined was he pushed Silas, you can't physically push your head coach. Also Woj will not have broken the story from TT's camp as the title was "Thomas pushes Silas" This instantly makes Thomas look like the bad guy. Also, how can our beat reporter not be able to get this info? fml Bonnell
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Let the CHOsen one get to work!
getting some run in GQ for this... weird. Its almost as if we are getting more attention for being bad than we would have for making the playoffs
Into the crevasse!
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Tyrus is an enigma, wrapped an a riddle, shrouded by mystery.
We all know or have met people who are just.... off. I don't think he's a bad person, I just don't think the logic in his head is quite the same as most people. As I think ballwhore once said, he called a fan that was heckling him out to meet him in the tunnel after the game.
It's weird though cause he cheers his ass off for teammates, and he does bust his ass while hes in. I've been shocked to see how hard he goes after blocks, dives on the ground, and attacks the offensive boards.
He is a complete spaz, but he does go hard. He's a bust because he's just not that good.
He's fast, he can jump, he can block shots and be a good help side defender, he has a solid jumper to 15 feet, can put the ball on the floor a little bit. He has all the talent he needs to be a difference maker. He's just a spaz.
If you want to see somebody who goes hard, watch Bismack.
just another reminder that the mental/psychological aspect of the game can be just as important as all those physical tools.
Elite physical talents/athletes that didn't work: James White, Stromile Swift, Earl Clark, Anthony Randolph, Gerald Green, (although he may be figuring it out years too late.)
Good Athletes with very good skillset: J.R. Rider, Rashad McCants, Lamar Odom (he's here because he has superstar, multi-year all star talent, but couldn't mentally put it together.)
I think Tyrus had the toolkit to be like an Antawn Jamison or Lakers Odom, but he couldn't put it together and is therefore not a good player in the NBA.
Thats why we need to make sure that the next person we draft or pick up in FA has a strong head on their shoulders while having the physical gifts for the game. I want people that want to get better. I want people that want to be great. Being just a playoff team is not good enough.
Im a panthers fan so a guy like Cam newton comes into town and just changes the mentality of the team. I want something like that.
As for what Paul did being unprofessional. Absolutely. But I think he had every right to do it and I'm glad he did.
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There's lots of talk in this thread about TT's effort and overall play this year. However, I don't think that has anything to do with what happened with him and Silas. Dumping on your own team during a game to the opposing players is extremely disrespectful to your teammates and as far is Silas is concerned crossed a line. My guess is the other players weren't too pleased with it as well. I'm not sure Silas reacted the best way possible but you can't let attitudes like TT ruin the rest of the team.