UConn Freshman Guard Kemba Walker Has...

UConn Freshman Guard Kemba Walker Has the Moves

There are 31 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 13, 2008, titled UConn Freshman Guard Kemba Walker Has the Moves. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

He darts up and down the court, stops on a dime, weaves and shifts. It's part break dance, part ballet.

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sally dog doo doo

Medford, NY

#21 Sep 22, 2008
keith wrote:
"Bring the ball up?" This isn't CYO basketball. That team consisted of NBA players. Where's Taliek Brown now? Taliek Brown was way overrated. Craig Austrie or Doug Wiggins could "have brought the ball up" and they would have won the National championship. Brown did not "lead"the the Huskies. Sorry loser!!
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hahahaha, i've watched the entire 2004 season and the final four games, to try and tell me that talik brown wasnt an important piece to that team is to be completely ignorant. maybe craig austrie and doug wiggins could have brought up the ball but they didnt, nor do i think they had or have the talent that talik had with the exception of austrie being an incredible 3 point shooter. What difference does where talik brown have to do with anything? look at the bobcats and tell me why a team full of all college bball superstars is awful
keith

Newington, CT

#22 Sep 23, 2008
First of all I am not posting to impress anyone you self righteous do gooder. If you knew anything about basketball you would know Taliek Brown was not a "lock down defender." I saw a kid from University of New Hampshire dribble right around him just about every time. Taliek was too lazy to fight over simple picks. He was letting guys shoot and make threes. He was quick on offense and slow on defense. Calhoun pacified Taliek Brown because it was his first New York City recruit. Politics happens everywhere. Even in basketball. Taliek Brown was a flashy guard with no substance. Ricky Moore was a lock down defender. Moore would have guarded any position on the floor man-to-man. Not Taliek Brown. I hope they play zone defense on Taliek's rec team in Europe.

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UConn 05 wrote:
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I may agree with your point up to a limit -- they did have a whole lot of other talent on that team too -- but you don't have to be so insulting or dismissive to the posters about it. If you're trying to make an argument, taking potshots at your opponent may not be the best way to be so convincing. I apologize that he or she did not use the correct terminology to your liking. And, to answer your question, Taliek Brown is currently playing in the European leagues. I don't really see the full extent of your post, nor are you, specifically, persuading me. Calling someone a "loser" to end your argument isn't helping your cause with me or many others. Sorry. Sure, they had a lot of talent on that team besides Taliek Brown, but someone who knows everything about basketball such as you even has to concede that the point guard runs the offense. The good point guard dictates tempo, distributes the ball, and makes good decisions. You cannot win a national championship if you have a point guard who doesn't know his team's tendencies, is selfish, or turns the ball over. Just because he didn't score as much as you'd want doesn't mean he wasn't a good point guard. Defense, as much as those other characteristics, is what wins championships, and Taliek Brown was a lock-down defender. Remember Ricky Moore? No one sure as hell complained about his skills when he only scored 7 points a game but led UConn to the national championship in 1999. And he certainly had NBA talent around him...
keith

Newington, CT

#23 Sep 23, 2008
Kemba Walker is a "sophisticated bulldog" according the dumb jock UConn coaches. Is a sophisticated bulldog like a "pitbull with lipstick?"
keith

Newington, CT

#24 Sep 23, 2008
sally dog doo doo wrote:
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hahahaha, i've watched the entire 2004 season and the final four games, to try and tell me that talik brown wasnt an important piece to that team is to be completely ignorant. maybe craig austrie and doug wiggins could have brought up the ball but they didnt, nor do i think they had or have the talent that talik had with the exception of austrie being an incredible 3 point shooter. What difference does where talik brown have to do with anything? look at the bobcats and tell me why a team full of all college bball superstars is awful
Are you talking about the NBA Bobcats? The NBA is the best of the best. In the NBA they don't care where you're from. The NBA is a league that your beloved Taliek Brown will never play in. In the NBA substance comes before flash.
sally dog doo doo

Medford, NY

#25 Sep 23, 2008
keith wrote:
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Are you talking about the NBA Bobcats? The NBA is the best of the best. In the NBA they don't care where you're from. The NBA is a league that your beloved Taliek Brown will never play in. In the NBA substance comes before flash.
HAHAHAHA whattt??? in the NBA substance comes before flash?? i guess u didnt see who the olympic team was composed of? of course those players are good but why not add more substance players who are drop dead shooters instead of flashy players, lets face it, flashy players bring money in, u dont think every team wants a rudy gay caliber kid?
keith

Newington, CT

#26 Sep 24, 2008
I will get back to my original point ... Someone on this board said that Taliek Brown led Uconn to a national championship. I completely disagree. My point is that Uconn won the national title in spite of Taliek Brown. If you want to celebrate Kemba Walker as the next Taliek Brown you will be celebrating two extremely overrated players. For some reason you want to bring the Bobcats and the US Olympic team into the mix. Those are two teams Taliek Brown will never play on. Hey, I don't want to bash Taliek Brown. But don't say he "led" the champs and he was a lock down defender.
sally dog doo doo wrote:
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HAHAHAHA whattt??? in the NBA substance comes before flash?? i guess u didnt see who the olympic team was composed of? of course those players are good but why not add more substance players who are drop dead shooters instead of flashy players, lets face it, flashy players bring money in, u dont think every team wants a rudy gay caliber kid?
was

Medford, NY

#27 Sep 24, 2008
how is kemba walker completely overrated when u havent seen him play yet nor know how he will be in college?? so far he looks like hes living up to his potential in the different leagues and games he has played in so far so im not sure where they came from? i dont think anyone said taliek brown was the sole reason for that championship, i think they meant he was an important factor. he isnt overrated at all, no one was screaming why didnt he make the nba or anything like that, but he deserves credit for helping uconn make the championship
keith

Newington, CT

#28 Sep 25, 2008
Taliek Brown was a lock down defender. He was totally awesome. What a fantastic shooter!! If Kemba Walker is half the player of Taliek Brown, he will lead the Huskies to a national championship. No questions asked!!

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was wrote:
how is kemba walker completely overrated when u havent seen him play yet nor know how he will be in college?? so far he looks like hes living up to his potential in the different leagues and games he has played in so far so im not sure where they came from? i dont think anyone said taliek brown was the sole reason for that championship, i think they meant he was an important factor. he isnt overrated at all, no one was screaming why didnt he make the nba or anything like that, but he deserves credit for helping uconn make the championship
you dont know

Medford, NY

#29 Sep 25, 2008
what is that one persons opinion?
keith

Newington, CT

#30 Sep 25, 2008
another brilliant, articulate post ... you're really outdoing yourself.
you dont know wrote:
what is that one persons opinion?
JNR

United States

#31 Oct 27, 2009
sally dog doo doo wrote:
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hahahaha, i've watched the entire 2004 season and the final four games, to try and tell me that talik brown wasnt an important piece to that team is to be completely ignorant. maybe craig austrie and doug wiggins could have brought up the ball but they didnt, nor do i think they had or have the talent that talik had with the exception of austrie being an incredible 3 point shooter. What difference does where talik brown have to do with anything? look at the bobcats and tell me why a team full of all college bball superstars is awful
well taliek is now playing overseas, and if im correct i believe he holds an assist record at UCONN.

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