OT: Taylor King


#1

When PSU got Andrew Ott, Villanova got Duke transfer Taylor King. King was a McDonald’s 2nd team All American, and had scored 35 points in one game for Duke. I supposed he wanted more playing time.

News from a friend of mine in the Philly area has it that Jay Wright is losing his patience with King. The reason? He’s a chain smoker. Go figure. Guess Coach K never told Jay. :wink:


#2

[quote=“kidcoyote, post:1, topic:1039”]When PSU got Andrew Ott, Villanova got Duke transfer Taylor King. King was a McDonald’s 2nd team All American, and had scored 35 points in one game for Duke. I supposed he wanted more playing time.

News from a friend of mine in the Philly area has it that Jay Wright is losing his patience with King. The reason? He’s a chain smoker. Go figure. Guess Coach K never told Jay. ;)[/quote]

A chain smoker? Sheesh! How does that happen to a top level athlete?

Maybe we’ll pick up another Nova castoff, and ED will hypnotize him into quitting smoking?

"Look into my bald spot … you are getting very sleepy … when I snap my fingers you will no longer want to smoke … however, you WILL want to play with your back to the bucket … "


#3

Hes a great shooter. No wonder why he comes off the bench! He doesn’t have the stamina to play big minutes if he smokes, haha.


#4

So what you are saying is there are times when he is “On Fire”. :wink:


#5
[quote="kidcoyote, post:1, topic:1039"]When PSU got Andrew Ott, Villanova got Duke transfer Taylor King. King was a McDonald's 2nd team All American, and had scored 35 points in one game for Duke. I supposed he wanted more playing time.

News from a friend of mine in the Philly area has it that Jay Wright is losing his patience with King. The reason? He’s a chain smoker. Go figure. Guess Coach K never told Jay. ;)[/quote]

A chain smoker? Sheesh! How does that happen to a top level athlete?

Maybe we’ll pick up another Nova castoff, and ED will hypnotize him into quitting smoking?

"Look into my bald spot … you are getting very sleepy … when I snap my fingers you will no longer want to smoke … however, you WILL want to play with your back to the bucket … "

LMAO


#6

Oh yeah. He lights IT up some times. Well actually, he apparently lights it up a lot more than I originally thought.


#7

I think everyone knows about Vlade Divac. He was a chronic chain-smoker. Was still able to play 16 seasons in the NBA.

That still blows my mind.


#8

[quote=“Skeeza, post:7, topic:1039”]I think everyone knows about Vlade Divac. He was a chronic chain-smoker. Was still able to play 16 seasons in the NBA.

That still blows my mind.[/quote]
Yeah, I’m sure its possible. I know a few smokers who were high school and collegiate athletes. But I think its very reasonable to assume Divac could be X amount of skill level better if he didn’t smoke. ;D


#9

I think the Tecate commercials were actually written about Vlade Divac.


#10

We saw Calvin Booth smoking while he was a student. Maybe he was trying to lose weight. :wink:


#11

I used to run with a guy that smoked. I mean literally, he would occassionaly smoke while playing. It was weird.


#12

[quote=“JakkL, post:10, topic:1039”]We saw Calvin Booth smoking while he was a student. Maybe he was trying to lose weight. ;)[/quote]That explains why Brooks and Jackson are so damn skinny. They’ve been seen puffing on a pack of reds before practice!! :wink:


#13

You mean Dos Equis?


#14
[quote="NICU, post:9, topic:1039"]I think the Tecate commercials were actually written about Vlade Divac.[/quote]

You mean Dos Equis?

Haha. Yeah, I duffed it. I heard a Dos Equis commercial on the radio today coming to work and realized I totally screwed the pooch on that one.