Sucessful athletes from Portageville?

Sucessful athletes from Portageville?

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Oreana, IL

#1 Oct 12, 2007
We finally have a basketball player in Portageville who has a chance at the NBA!! Roy Booker!
Here is the link: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...
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Chagrin Falls, OH

#2 Oct 12, 2007
Yea. Right. You think he's the first kid to go overseas and play? or even the first from this area for that matter? He's not even the first from this town. It happens a lot. Overseas ball is for ball players who aren't good enough to get drafted out of college, and once you miss the draft, you lost your chance at making an impact. Players that get drafted from overseas countries are born there. Name the last overseas draft pick that came from America and got 1 second of playing time. Exactly. That kid has been out for himself since day 1, he couldn't care less about his team, or even if they win or not, as long as he can shoot 20 times a game. His attitude alone will keep him out.
concerned

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 12, 2007
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Yea. Right. You think he's the first kid to go overseas and play? or even the first from this area for that matter? He's not even the first from this town. It happens a lot. Overseas ball is for ball players who aren't good enough to get drafted out of college, and once you miss the draft, you lost your chance at making an impact. Players that get drafted from overseas countries are born there. Name the last overseas draft pick that came from America and got 1 second of playing time. Exactly. That kid has been out for himself since day 1, he couldn't care less about his team, or even if they win or not, as long as he can shoot 20 times a game. His attitude alone will keep him out.
reply to the individual<don't hate the player just hate the game if thats not helping you learn the game
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Oreana, IL

#4 Oct 12, 2007
Your funny wrote:
Yea. Right. You think he's the first kid to go overseas and play? or even the first from this area for that matter? He's not even the first from this town. It happens a lot. Overseas ball is for ball players who aren't good enough to get drafted out of college, and once you miss the draft, you lost your chance at making an impact. Players that get drafted from overseas countries are born there. Name the last overseas draft pick that came from America and got 1 second of playing time. Exactly. That kid has been out for himself since day 1, he couldn't care less about his team, or even if they win or not, as long as he can shoot 20 times a game. His attitude alone will keep him out.
Damn buddy u sound a lil pissed, im sorry if basketball didn't work out for you. Its plenty of players that play overseas that get to the NBA, how would explain all those foreign name players? should I name a few? Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Yao Ming, Pau gasol, Manu Ginobli, even Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan Grew up overseas. So, for the people that just are quick to open their mouth and say something, do your research, please! Another thing is Roy Booker is from Portageville, he was born and raised here buddy. Why is everybody so quit to criticize others because they don't have a good life.
just wondering

United States

#5 Oct 12, 2007
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Damn buddy u sound a lil pissed, im sorry if basketball didn't work out for you. Its plenty of players that play overseas that get to the NBA, how would explain all those foreign name players? should I name a few? Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Yao Ming, Pau gasol, Manu Ginobli, even Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan Grew up overseas. So, for the people that just are quick to open their mouth and say something, do your research, please! Another thing is Roy Booker is from Portageville, he was born and raised here buddy. Why is everybody so quit to criticize others because they don't have a good life.
it is probably roy booker he has the problem with. unless he has recently changed his ways, which hopefully he has, he was a JERK AND A JACKASS in shcool.
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Chagrin Falls, OH

#6 Oct 15, 2007
First point - Notice I said that players that are drated from overseas, grew up there. They are drafted from their natural born countries. And/Or, players that are from overseas are drafted out of American colleges. Thank you. Dirk, Tony, Yao, actually, all those players qualify for that. Read first. Booker grew up here, and is now overseas. He's a tourist. Nothing more. Career over.

Second point -Tim Duncan came from Wake Forest. Kobe came from Lower Merion HS (PA). Tony Parker came from INSEP, Paris, France (where he was an original citizen), I think you see the pattern. The rest of the players you described have the same background and road to the NBA. They were drafted, the FIRST time they were eligible. Feel free to try again.
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Oreana, IL

#7 Oct 15, 2007
Also. To the guy who said I should, "hate the game"? I don't even know what your trying to say. Hate basketball? Why? That makes a lot of sense. Genious. I don't hate Roy Booker or basketball, but I do think it's hilarious that people think that by going overseas he's somehow "made it". He hasn't made anything. He's buying his time in basketball until it's over. Like I said, he's not even the first from this town to play overseas. Nor the second or third. So. Take a step back and look at the big picture and use some common sense. Overseas basketball organizations are a 180 degree turn away from the NBA. They have no affiliation with each other and the skill level is in no way comparable. So. Keep your eye out. Booker will be back in town, walking down school road dribbling a dusty ball in a few months, coaxing kids to fight each other. NBA? My money's on the unemployment office.
Antonio F

United States

#8 Oct 16, 2007
Way to go Roy
sad caper

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Oct 16, 2007
Your funny wrote:
Also. To the guy who said I should, "hate the game"? I don't even know what your trying to say. Hate basketball? Why? That makes a lot of sense. Genious. I don't hate Roy Booker or basketball, but I do think it's hilarious that people think that by going overseas he's somehow "made it". He hasn't made anything. He's buying his time in basketball until it's over. Like I said, he's not even the first from this town to play overseas. Nor the second or third. So. Take a step back and look at the big picture and use some common sense. Overseas basketball organizations are a 180 degree turn away from the NBA. They have no affiliation with each other and the skill level is in no way comparable. So. Keep your eye out. Booker will be back in town, walking down school road dribbling a dusty ball in a few months, coaxing kids to fight each other. NBA? My money's on the unemployment office.
did roy bang your ole lady? sounds like you want him to do bad.
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Chagrin Falls, OH

#10 Oct 16, 2007
No. He didn't bang anyone I know. I'm much older than him anyway. I watched him play when I used to watch Portageville sports. Players like him are why I stopped going. Selfish play, bad attitude, walking around with an undeserved sense of satisfaction, etc. Players like him make you want to root against your own home team. Just a ballhoggin' crybaby.
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Oreana, IL

#11 Oct 16, 2007
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No. He didn't bang anyone I know. I'm much older than him anyway. I watched him play when I used to watch Portageville sports. Players like him are why I stopped going. Selfish play, bad attitude, walking around with an undeserved sense of satisfaction, etc. Players like him make you want to root against your own home team. Just a ballhoggin' crybaby.
Somebody has to be a leader. Everybody doesn't have the same skills some are just better than others. Bidewell was the coach so Roy just done what he told him to and that was win.
DAWG FAN

Oreana, IL

#13 Oct 17, 2007
Folks can say what they want about Roy but he was a good basketball player.Sucess is what you make it.My pick for best athlete from Portageville is Mikey Johnson Ive been around along time and this kid is one bad lad,and not just in basketball.Pretty much any sport he plays basketball,football,BASEBALL and any other thing he does.HE IS ALL HEART.Plus he is pretty smart in school as well. I predict he does big things with his life.
sad caper

United States

#14 Oct 17, 2007
mikey is a tough one.
Number one

Oreana, IL

#15 Oct 17, 2007
Cornell Henderson was the best player ever to play b-ball in Portageville! Roy Who?
Number one

Oreana, IL

#16 Oct 17, 2007
And his sister was bad'ass too!
well

United States

#17 Oct 17, 2007
Number one wrote:
Cornell Henderson was the best player ever to play b-ball in Portageville! Roy Who?
jamie booker
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AOL

#18 Oct 17, 2007
Number one wrote:
Cornell Henderson was the best player ever to play b-ball in Portageville! Roy Who?
Did his brother Ted ever get anywhere with his BB career?
DIAMONDDAVE

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Oct 17, 2007
The best Ive ever seen were Ernest McFerren and Frankie Robinson of the 1974-75 Lilbourn Panthers.
Antonio F

United States

#20 Oct 17, 2007
The best i seen was the 1991 boys basketball team
Hoopz

Oreana, IL

#21 Oct 18, 2007
Antonio F wrote:
The best i seen was the 1991 boys basketball team
Antonio Sykes, Roy Booker, and Willie Hasell in my top 10

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