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Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


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Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday. This week’s question deals with the sport of Hockey.

The answer will be posted on Friday with Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week and Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week.

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Glen Rice


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Glen Rice had a solid at times moments NBA career. He could score and score often and sometimes he ended up on teams that didn’t make best use of his skills (Knicks and Lakers) but that didn’t change the fact that Rice was a three-time NBA All-Star, and made 1,559 three-point field goals during his 15-year career. Rice won both an NCAA championship and NBA championship during his collegiate and professional career.

Rice continues to rank among Michigan’s all-time leaders in several statistical categories, including:

  • 1st in career points (2,442)
  • 1st in single season points (949 in the 1988–89 season)
  • 1st in single season field goals made (363 in the 1988–89 season)
  • 1st in single season field goal attempts (629 in the 1988–89 season)
  • 1st in single season three point field goal percent (51.6% in the 1988–89 season)
  • 2nd in career field goals made (1,003)
  • 2nd in single season three-point field goals made (99 in the 1988–89 season)

Awards

  • NBA champion (2000)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1997)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1989)
  • NCAA champion (1989)
  • 3-time All-Star
  • 2-time All-NBA — 1997 second team, 1998 third team
  • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (1995)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1990)
  • Retired Jerseys: #01 University of Michigan

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Glen Rice.

 

Career history
19891995 Miami Heat
19951998 Charlotte Hornets
19992000 Los Angeles Lakers
2000–2001 New York Knicks
20012003 Houston Rockets
2003–2004 Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 18,336 (18.3 ppg)
Rebounds 4,387 (4.4 rpg)
Assists 2,097 (2.1 apg

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dell Curry


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Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday. Today we are featuring two sharpshooters from the late 80’s through the 90′ s. First let’s get one thing straight…while younger generations maybe fawning over Steph Curry , his talent runs in the family , his father was noted Knick killer and sharp shooter Dell Curry.

Just as a side note Dell Curry was also played Baseball in college for Virginia Tech. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft but opted to continue playing basketball.

Curry finished his Virginia Tech career with 2,389 points (second all-time) and 295 steals (all-time leader) in basketball, and a 6–1 record with a 3.81 ERA in baseball.

Curry was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 1986 NBA draft. He played one season in Utah before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1987, where he spent the 1987–88 season. He was selected by one of the NBA’s two newest teams for the 1988–89 season, the Charlotte Hornets, in the expansion draft after he was made available by the Cavaliers. Curry spent 10 seasons in Charlotte, mostly coming off the bench to provide instant offense, utilizing three-point shooting. He was a regular in the discussions for Sixth Man of the Year, but didn’t actually win the award until the 1993–94 season. He currently ranks among the franchise’s all-time statistical leaders in points, games played, three-point field goals made and attempted, and three-point field goal percentage. Upon departing the franchise in 1998, he was the last player remaining from its inaugural season 10 years earlier.

Curry played one season for the Milwaukee Bucks before playing his final three seasons in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors. He holds career averages of 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Curry retired as the all-time leading scorer in Hornets history with 9,839 points.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Dell Curry.

 

 

Career history
1986–1987 Utah Jazz
1987–1988 Cleveland Cavaliers
19881998 Charlotte Hornets
1999 Milwaukee Bucks
19992002 Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 12,670 (11.7 ppg)
Rebounds 2,617 (2.4 rpg)
Assists 1,909 (1.8 apg

 

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Kevin Durant


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Stop hating on Kevin Durant, stop with he took the easy way out to win a title nonsense. Tell me something who, what superstar was lining up to go to Oklahoma City to play with him and Russell Westbrook ? I’m waiting …yes exactly what I thought …no one, Wade went to Chicago…and LaMarcus Aldridge went to San Antonio. Give Durant credit for seeing the landscape for what it is …win now and win a lot now and still get paid while winning. Lebron is going to look to reload whether it is in Cleveland or some where else with other star players.  No one is going to hate on him anymore for that. Yet it gets nasty on Durant because he joined a 73 win team, the same team who beat him in the playoffs just last season, guess what …he used the changes in the rules to do what he thought was best …either stay in Oklahoma and get knocked out of the playoffs in the Western Conference where even the 8th seeded team would be a top team in the Eastern Conference or go where he can get paid now and have the best chance to win now. Looks like his going to Golden State worked out just fine. Don’t Hate , just congratulate!

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


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Welcome back to Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday. How did you do with this week’s question?

If you answered …Dick Vermeil you are correct.

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Vermeil is the only coach to win the Rose Bowl ..(1976 23-10 UCLA victory over Ohio State) and the Super Bowl (2000 St Louis Rams 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans)

 

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Super Teams


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Let’s set the record straight on this nonsense of Super teams…the NBA has always yes ALWAYS had them. It’s just a shame that fans today believe this is new. Nope. In the past OWNERSHIP put together pairings like Kareem , Magic and James Worthy, the Celtics of the 60’s, What the 76ers did with Julius Erving and George Mc Ginnis in the 70’s  the Lakers pairing of Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlin. The difference is now the PLAYERS own the power and have the leverage to put together their own super teams with the owners and general managers being nothing more than bean counters and enablers to the players. By the way the Super team approach continued with the Houston Rockets with Hakeem, Charles Barkley and Clyde Drexler.So this isn’t something that is starting up but something that is continuing with the players now calling the shots looking for both the money and the best chance to win NOW! The money is bigger the players are looking to cement their legacies in big way, no more of the days of toiling for a team hoping to win a championship now the goal is to win multiple championships in the shortest amount of time and get paid the most as well. Guess what? Didn’t the Celtics do that back in the day? The Lakers? Sure did. So how is it any different now?

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


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It’s been a while for Trivia Thursday, but it is back. Are you ready for the trivia question for this week? Here it is…

The answer will be posted on Friday along with Smallthoughts : Rant of the week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the week.