Harrison seeking to control emotions

Harrison seeking to control emotions

There are 32 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Harrison seeking to control emotions. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Center David Harrison wishes he could just hit a switch that would make him control his temper after getting whistled for a foul.

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El Paso, TX

#21 Nov 12, 2007
Many of the citizens if Indianapolis seem to throw around the term "thug" I have asked the question many times before and have yet to get an answer; what exactly is a thug? Please describe it in detail, I need to know because I personally say I despise thuggish behavior, but I am an old guy that needs to really understand what the term actually means, heck who knows given the proper definition, I may be a thug too.
bill polian Sr

Erlanger, KY

#22 Nov 12, 2007
CRS08 wrote:
I completely understand where David Harrison is coming from. Yes, there does come a point when you need to control your anger, but I see it more as drive and passion for the game. He hit the nail on the head when he commented on the lack of technical fouls called on the Denver Nuggets, let alone every other team in the league; It is blatant. The Officials need to learn to let the Pacers play and quit punishing them.
That is a battle for upper management to fight. Not for a hothead kid who is quickly throwing his team under the bus and his career out the window. Good, God, Harrison, don't you see what you are doing? Do you have a trust fund or something that you can self destruct like this??? Pull your head out.

Crown Point, IN

#23 Nov 12, 2007
Trade 'THE BOY '!!!

El Paso, TX

#24 Nov 12, 2007
Trade 'THE BOY '!!!
I don't think we should trade him; he definitely has talent, but needs the proper guidance.. Yes some professionals need guidance as well.. Just because they make millions don't mean they have it all together.. David has the raw talent to excel in this league, he just needs to understand this, O'Brien is giving him the opportunity, it is up to him to take advantage and become a dominant player he is capable of.. Sometimes even though he is 7', you can't see him on the court, he needs to understand how to make himself visible.. Give him and opportunity to get away from the robotic tendencies of Carlisle who nearly killed his career along with a few other players... Look at how well Danny Grainger is playing under this new system, you don't think he just developed this talent do you?

United States

#25 Nov 12, 2007
Jermaine taught David all he knows about WHINNING. Now if David would teach Jermaine about WINNING it would be a good team.

Tell Jermaine to quit whinning and following the camera, perhaps he could play ball. David does keep his eyes anyway on the game.

Hang in there David!

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Nov 12, 2007
Adam wrote:
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In the minority? What kind of f'ed up math were you taught?
of the starting 5, 3 have records....now check your math moron. And you may want to look up minority while your at it if your still confused. It's public record. So they obviously got them after the age of 18.
The bottom line

Elgin, IL

#27 Nov 12, 2007
oldady wrote:
Jermaine taught David all he knows about WHINNING. Now if David would teach Jermaine about WINNING it would be a good team.
Tell Jermaine to quit whinning and following the camera, perhaps he could play ball. David does keep his eyes anyway on the game.
Hang in there David!
I don't understand why you're so supportive of Harrison, a 7-foot child who has averaged about 3 points over his career, and so blatantly negative of J.O., a perennial All-Star, who did, by the way, graduate from high school. Harrison is the spoiled son of a former professional football player and he acts it. J.O. is a mature, well-spoken individual who has done some very good things for the city. Granted, he's no Reggie, but it will be a long time before we see another of #31's caliber.
J Smith

Louisville, KY

#28 Nov 12, 2007
Corporate Greed wrote:
Harrison can't control his emotions. The Pacers were correct in not resigning him. Let him go before we have another Artest on our hands.
I was just about to say...


#29 Nov 12, 2007
Hondo wrote:
Coach O'Brien should make each one of his players watch a tape of the Colts/Chargers game. The Colts displayed heart, courage and perserverance in the face of monstrous adversity. The Pacers display none of the above.
If this collection of knuckleheads on the Pacers roster ever played a game under adverse conditions like that, they would lose by 50 points!
And if the precious Colts had to play 82 games in a season with only 15 players we would see who are the real knuckleheads.

Euclid, OH

#30 Nov 12, 2007
I'd say at least a third of the fouls he gets are not legitimate, just another example of the NBA's double standard. Of course the other 2/3 are usually not very smart moves on his part.

Since: Dec 06


#31 Nov 12, 2007
The only thing I've noticd this year more than others is he's too wrapped up with the refs, and what they call. There's no way to control what the refs see and do. Look at Tim Doneghy, and what that guy did to the league.

In my opinion he's getting down on himself and beating himself up, but for what? He just needs to use his energy to prepare for every game and work harder at the mechanics of big men. Watch tape and practice harder than anybody else.

When there's a bad call, forget about it. Don't be indignant, because the refs will just watch closer.

Not calling Harrison out but I'm sick of the behavior of some of these NBA guys who challenge everything the refs call. Just take it like a man and move on! Improve your game through hard work and dedication and let the refs call what they call. In the end Harrison could be a force for us but as long as he's sittin in the corner pouting, he's nothing but a big shell of a man.

C'mon Harrison let's go, work hard and let the chips fall wherever they may.
Rick in Madison

Lindenhurst, NY

#32 Nov 13, 2007
Harrison gets millions of dollars to behave like a 5 year old. If you watch him respond to a ref calling a foul on him now compared to his rookie year, the response hasn't changed. SOSDD. It's indeed time for the grownups to control his behavior.

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