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    Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    I wouldn't be surprised if some people on this board are a little Harrison Barnes-ed out after the threads today. If that's the case, sorry. But I thought this was an interesting article with a different take, so I'm passing it along.

    Brand Gone Bust: Harrison Barnes's two years with the North Carolina Tar Heels - Grantland

    Also, if this was posted on either of the Barnes threads that had activity earlier today, I'm sorry. I gave a very quick look and didn't see it.



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Bill Simmon's brand has gone bust. I used to like reading his articles. He's turned to an pretentious ******.


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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by norseclone View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if some people on this board are a little Harrison Barnes-ed out after the threads today. If that's the case, sorry. But I thought this was an interesting article with a different take, so I'm passing it along.

    Brand Gone Bust: Harrison Barnes's two years with the North Carolina Tar Heels - Grantland

    Also, if this was posted on either of the Barnes threads that had activity earlier today, I'm sorry. I gave a very quick look and didn't see it.
    It was posted in one of the threads already, but it's well worth another read, so no worries.


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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    Bill Simmon's brand has gone bust. I used to like reading his articles. He's turned to an pretentious ******.
    That's not written by Bill Simmons. Of the 15 articles on the Grantland front page, only one is by him. There's a fair number of good articles coming out of that site lately. The one a couple of days ago on Fabrice Muamba was particularly good.



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by norseclone View Post
    That's not written by Bill Simmons. Of the 15 articles on the Grantland front page, only one is by him. There's a fair number of good articles coming out of that site lately. The one a couple of days ago on Fabrice Muamba was particularly good.

    Agreed, it's a pretty solid site. Lots of good stuff there.

    As for Bill Simmons' brand, it's probably bigger than it's ever been. He's one of ESPN's most valuable properties.



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Add another for thinking Barnes will be a complete bust in the NBA. Not nearly as aggressive as he needs to be. Certainly is smooth with what he does, but needs more of an attackers mentality



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    HB doesnt deserve the bashing. 17 ppg on a team with 5 maybe 6 other pros. (henson,zeller,marshall,mcadoo,strickland, and maybe bullock and maybe even hairston). Crazy how 2 off games can change perceptions



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    This article makes Harrison Barnes come across as the Roger Dorn of NCAA D1 College Basketball, which I find hilarious



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by josh4isu View Post
    HB doesnt deserve the bashing. 17 ppg on a team with 5 maybe 6 other pros. (henson,zeller,marshall,mcadoo,strickland, and maybe bullock and maybe even hairston). Crazy how 2 off games can change perceptions

    Seems like he takes a lot of shots in order to get his points. Shooting 43%. Doesn't seem to make opportunities for others, such as feeding into Zeller or Henson.



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    it's a good read... but imo he's not that bad of a basketball player.

    in the KU game no one set picks for him and half the time he was doubled... was going to be tough to get open shots all game

    hilarious tho they make him out to be a bust already




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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    it's a good read... but imo he's not that bad of a basketball player.

    in the KU game no one set picks for him and half the time he was doubled... was going to be tough to get open shots all game

    hilarious tho they make him out to be a bust already
    I hope he comes back and just lights the world on fire next year.


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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    I hope he comes back and just lights the world on fire next year.

    I think he has the potential, but it is hard to see it happening on that team. It is hard to imagine "the" Michael Jordan fitting on that team. Too much talent and too much ego on everyone's part.

    He seemed to be at his best during the AAU games. In high school, it was just too easy and he didn't really try that hard most of the time. His stock really shot up with how well he did in AAU games against other prep stars, mostly because he was smart and they were just athletic.



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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    hard to imagine "the" Michael Jordan fitting on that team. Too much talent and too much ego on everyone's part.
    Kinda of like how he fit with James Worthy and Sam Perkins. No one on Carolina's current team is as good as any of those 3 guys. They maybe as good as Matt Dogherty.


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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    Kinda of like how he fit with James Worthy and Sam Perkins. No one on Carolina's current team is as good as any of those 3 guys. They maybe as good as Matt Dogherty.
    Those guys' mentalities may have been different than those of players today, though. A lot more of "me-first" in today's game, IMO.


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    Re: Harrison Barnes article on Grantland

    Hate seeing college kids worrying about their "brand"...what a joke, just play the game and things will take care of themselves.



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