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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: OKC to retire Nick Collison’s number

OKC to retire Nick Collison’s number. This is the first number retired in their history.

This is kind of cringeworthy. I’d be embarrassed if I was an OKC Thunder fan.

On another note - do they retire Durant’s number when he retires? If Durant leaves GS after this yr, does he get his number retired in GS?

Is 3 yrs long enough to get your number retired? If OKC n GS don’t retire his number, I can see a scenario where Durant doesn’t get his number retired by any team. It’s a possibility if he keeps moving around every 4 yrs or so
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject:

Well, he is an OKC Thunder lifer....but thats all you can say about him.
My guess if they do retire KD's number it will be after Westbrook retires.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject:

When you see another team retiring the Jersey of a guy who averaged 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in his career, it really makes you appreciate the Lakers with their platoon of former All-Stars (Van Exel, Jones, Divac, Ceballos, Nixon, Green, Bynum), or fringe All-Stars (Odom, Scott) or even role players with multiple championships who contributed far more (Horry, Rambis, Fisher)... It makes you thankful to have grown up as a Lakers fan.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject:

Storied franchise indeed...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject:

Finally, Nate McMilllian is not the only 5.9 ppg lifetime scorer to have his jersey retired.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:24 am    Post subject:

J.C. Smith wrote:
When you see another team retiring the Jersey of a guy who averaged 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in his career, it really makes you appreciate the Lakers with their platoon of former All-Stars (Van Exel, Jones, Divac, Ceballos, Nixon, Green, Bynum), or fringe All-Stars (Odom, Scott) or even role players with multiple championships who contributed far more (Horry, Rambis, Fisher)... It makes you thankful to have grown up as a Lakers fan.

I think he provided more than the number on his stat sheet. But it is still a weird thing compared to other franchises...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:11 am    Post subject:

cathy78 wrote:
J.C. Smith wrote:
When you see another team retiring the Jersey of a guy who averaged 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in his career, it really makes you appreciate the Lakers with their platoon of former All-Stars (Van Exel, Jones, Divac, Ceballos, Nixon, Green, Bynum), or fringe All-Stars (Odom, Scott) or even role players with multiple championships who contributed far more (Horry, Rambis, Fisher)... It makes you thankful to have grown up as a Lakers fan.

I think he provided more than the number on his stat sheet. But it is still a weird thing compared to other franchises...


He sure took those charges.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:37 am    Post subject:

It's seriously embarrassing. I don't think every franchise should have to have the standard of a Hall of Famer only going up in the rafters, but this is ridiculous.

And yes, KD is a lock to get his # retired by OKC. THEY JUST CHOSE TO RETIRE NICK COLLISON'S NUMBER!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject:

Embarrassing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject:

On the surface and without looking at stats, this feels like if the Lakers suddenly put Kurt Rambis’ number up, minus the rings.

Bye.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject:

gumby wrote:
On the surface and without looking at stats, this feels like if the Lakers suddenly put Kurt Rambis’ number up, minus the rings.

Bye.


At least Kurt was a part of 4 championships.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject:

The wanted to create their own identity from the Supersonics....well, they got it...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject:

For fun, the all-time, all-worse retired number team (with their lifetime stats)

C -- Vlade Divac 12-8-3
PF - Nick Collison 6-5-1
SF- Larry Steele 8-3-3
SG - Nate McMillan 6-4-6
PG - Al Attles 9-4-4

Bench: Alvin Adams, Malik Sealy, Larry Steele, Dave Twardzik, Dan Marino (yes, the Heat retired a number for him)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: OKC to retire Nick Collison’s number

LongBeachPoly wrote:
This is kind of cringeworthy. I’d be embarrassed if I was an OKC Thunder fan.


thunder fans are actually pretty stoked about this
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
For fun, the all-time, all-worse retired number team (with their lifetime stats)

C -- Vlade Divac 12-8-3
PF - Nick Collison 6-5-1
SF- Larry Steele 8-3-3
SG - Nate McMillan 6-4-6
PG - Al Attles 9-4-4

Bench: Alvin Adams, Malik Sealy, Larry Steele, Dave Twardzik, Dan Marino (yes, the Heat retired a number for him)


No way vlade is the worst retired center, he had some really good years
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
gumby wrote:
On the surface and without looking at stats, this feels like if the Lakers suddenly put Kurt Rambis’ number up, minus the rings.

Bye.


At least Kurt was a part of 4 championships.


Kurt is a great comp, stats very comparable
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
activeverb wrote:
For fun, the all-time, all-worse retired number team (with their lifetime stats)

C -- Vlade Divac 12-8-3
PF - Nick Collison 6-5-1
SF- Larry Steele 8-3-3
SG - Nate McMillan 6-4-6
PG - Al Attles 9-4-4

Bench: Alvin Adams, Malik Sealy, Larry Steele, Dave Twardzik, Dan Marino (yes, the Heat retired a number for him)


No way vlade is the worst retired center, he had some really good years




I think the only retired centers who aren't in the Hall of Fame are him, Zydrunis Ilgauskas, Bill Lambier, Mark Eaton, Jack Sikma and Alvin Adams.

I think Vlade, Z, Eaton and Adams are all roughly at the same level, and you could pick anyone of them.


Vlade never really had a really good season. He made one all-star team as an injury replacement, but that was more about the west centers being weak that him being especially good. His career year was 16-10-4, which is solid, but not exactly stellar. Even in his career best year, he was probably only the 5-8th best center in the league.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
White privilege


How has this been ignored? Exceptional.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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How has this been ignored? Exceptional.


because not all people are drama queens... geez... if they want to retire a number let them... Pat Riley retired Jordan's number and he was never a Heat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject:

Drifts wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
White privilege


How has this been ignored? Exceptional.


because not all people are drama queens... geez... if they want to retire a number let them... Pat Riley retired Jordan's number and he was never a Heat.


He was clearly joking
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject:

Maybe it was the only way to get the damn uniform off his back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: OKC to retire Nick Collison’s number

LongBeachPoly wrote:
OKC to retire Nick Collison’s number. This is the first number retired in their history.

This is kind of cringeworthy. I’d be embarrassed if I was an OKC Thunder fan.

On another note - do they retire Durant’s number when he retires? If Durant leaves GS after this yr, does he get his number retired in GS?

Is 3 yrs long enough to get your number retired? If OKC n GS don’t retire his number, I can see a scenario where Durant doesn’t get his number retired by any team. It’s a possibility if he keeps moving around every 4 yrs or so


That should be a no-brainer. But team owners and fans are kinda petty nowadays.

Cavs fans were debating whether to retire Kyrie's number. He's also a no-brainer IMO.

At least the Lakers were sensible to honor Shaq. Granted, they did wait 2 years after he retired (and almost 10 years since he actually played for the Lakers).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject:

well soon start retiring less famous players. only a matter of time. we're so spoiled, used to winning every other year for 30 years. not anymore. we are nearly 10 years now of suckage. i bet we'll do a 2nd tier type retirement stuff sometime in the future. maybe not hanging the big giant jerseys, but i can see like the minny championships display, a single banner with a bunch of 2nd tier players on it.
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