REPORT: Bryce Dejean-Jones has died

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  1. JStanz51

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    Can you truly be sure?
     
  4. cyclone101

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    100%??? Never. 99%??? You betcha.:spinny:
     
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    The other BDJ thread has been moved for cleanup or closure. Please use this thread to discuss BDJ specifically. Any discussion of politics or gun control, etc will be removed and bans will be issued. Start a thread in the cave if you need to discuss those topics.
     
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  6. ISUChippewa

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    Just a really and depressing story all around...

    I'll admit that I wasn't that sad to see BDJ go after his one season, as he seemed to be a disruptive influence on the team both in and out of the locker room, and it seemed like after some adversity hit (i.e. when Jameel moved into the starting line-up, replacing BDJ) that he wasn't the same player, even though he still had his moments.

    It is sadly ironic that with all the great players to have played for ISU recently, guys like Royce White, Will Clyburn, Kane, Ejim, etc., that he is the only one (besides Chris Babb) to have made even a minimal impact in the NBA, and I feel that's where the real tragedy lays; he had made it, he had his whole career in front of him, and he lost his life in a truly senseless fashion.

    There was a comment in the other thread about how during his senior night back in '15 that the only member of his family to show up was his half-brother. If true, that's really depressing and I think that is a big clue as to why trouble seemed to follow him and why he made the choices he did.

    RIP BDJ. May your soul and spirit find the peace that seemed to elude you in life. Thanks for being a Cyclone.
     
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  7. crawfy54

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    Out of curiosity I went over to HN to get the hawkeye fan point of view. Expected to see of lot of "set the rivalry aside, this is a tragedy". But, I should have known better. Of course, I also read some pretty deplorable statements made on this forum as well.
     
  8. ISUChippewa

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    Yeah...sigh, the number of Cyclone fans behaving like spectacular a**holes in the other thread is very disappointing, even if BDJ wasn't the most sympathetic student-athlete in ISU history.
     
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    It really was mainly one who has a history of being an ***hole anyway. It's just that his repeated post after post made it seem like a bunch. Sure, some weren't very sympathetic, but it was mainly one that was over the top dooshy.
     
  10. ISUChippewa

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    Yeah, you may be (and hopefully are) right about that. How's the saying go? 10% of the people cause 90% of the problems? I think that's applicable to this message board at times.
     
  11. carvers4math

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    Some will always view him as a scapegoat, but regardless of whether that is fair or not, I am not sure how anyone cannot be saddened by the tragic death of someone so young with a young child.
     
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    Went & checked out Pelicans SBNation site this afternoon. Article on BDJ had 13 comments. 13! On the death of a current player! Can you imagine the response on here or WRNL if a current ISU player died like that?
     
  13. WastedTalent

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    Smh. How fitting is it that a BDJ thread gets shut down... Oh well, as polarizing as you were Bryce, you were still one of my favorites. I've always been one to gravitate toward the one that others wanted to hate. RIP BDJ.
     
  14. GTO

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    Mods - please move this thread to the cave so that I can post the things I want to post.

    TIA
     
  15. ISUCyclones2015

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    Well the /r/nba Reddit post had about 700 comments. The /r/nolapelicans post had 84. The LSU forum had 120 or so.
     
  16. Cycsk

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    Too bad all the other posts, including yours 2015, got moved to a locked thread.
     
  17. jmb

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    The comments by players and coaches speak volumes. Matt, Charlie, and many others is enough for me to know this is a tragedy.
     
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    I think you can still do that GTO regardless if this thread is there or not. I'm interested in your thoughts on this anyway...so I hope to see your post.
     

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