Liked Batum Tonight
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  1. NOYB
    Posts: 9

    Posted 01/24/2012 10:21 PM

    Liked Batum Tonight
    1 of 2 2's 50%
    1 of 2 3's 50%
    5 of 5 FT's 100%
    2 rebounds
    1 block
    10 points
    19:32 min
    Everyone played.
    Everyone except Babbit got on the score board.
    Chalupa Ethics
    Yes you take the shot.  It's for the fans.  If it goes, great.  If not, oh well, you tried for the fans.
  1. Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 01/25/2012 1:43 AM

    What impressed me more about Batum tonight was not his stats (he's done significantly better recently) but his attitude. He seemed way too docile again last night, and after seeing a few games where I was finally starting to believe he had some aggression and attitude, I was starting to worry that the contract extension drama was getting to him. But tonight we saw that attitude come back a little bit and in short minutes.

    And as far as the Chalupa Ethis go, you couldn't be more right. There was absolutely no reason to hold the ball for possession at the end. And after watching Cha-Luke-a Babbit nail the 3 last night to get us into triple digits, I don't think any player out there should be afraid of taking their turn. If it goes in, the fans love you. If it misses, then it misses and you tried. But if you don't even try... don't expect the RG to show much love.
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
  1. sealer legion
    sealer legion
    Posts: 63

    Posted 01/25/2012 2:02 AM

    He is a great player. That's why I'm a big fan of him as he has a good attitude. If we re-look at the game last night, we can see that several times he asked for the ball and nobody gave him yet he still show a great attitude by supporting his teammate. He is not selfish and not self-centered. He is a great guy. I do hope that the Blazers would realize that and extend his contract as soon as possible.
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  1. Eric88
    Posts: 4

    Posted 01/25/2012 9:01 AM

    I agree with Blazer247! Batum's attitude is remarkable on the court! The man just had a crazy few days with a possible contract extension in mind and his mother and sister being refused by customs the night before! Now I know he's a professional athlete and he shouldn't let that get to his head while playing bla bla bla... The truth is all that would get to anyone's head and it seemed to preoccupy him against SAC, but yesterday he came out much more aggressive (at his standards) and played some good unselfish ball as he always does! 

    Oh and please shoot the chalupa ball guys!
    I am a fan of BATUM SHAKALAKA!
  1. Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 01/25/2012 11:07 AM

    I agree with Sealer that it seems like some of the other guys are not giving Batum enough respect on the floor... I do feel like I see Nic in position, fairly open, and ready for a play consistently, but then getting ignored.

    Part of it is probably that he hasn't always had the most aggressive attitude, and that's something you need in order to be a focus in the NBA (more so than in Europe from what I've seen). And while I'm liking the flashes we're seeing of the new and improved Batum, he needs to show consistency to make that jump. It's really a catch-22 i guess, since he needs to show consistency to get there but can't show consistency without being given the ball more from his teammates (read as "getting there").

    I'm sure part of it right now is also the situation with his mother and sister, as well as the contract extension drama (whether they get it done or not, remember he can still be a Blazer next year!). If we want to keep him comfortable here in Portland, maybe fans should be sending him some support... twitter anyone?
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
  1. stacksfan2005
    Posts: 363

    Posted 01/25/2012 5:24 PM

    he's a great 6th man and has been a more consistant 6th man than even crawford thus far, plus his defense is better, no disrespect, i love crawford, hope he retires here, but batum is great, and young. hope we keep him.

    and i agree, im sure Eliot was pressured by the coaching staff not to take the shot, but come on coaches, it's chalupas, they already lost, and it's a game, it isn't disrespectful to pop 1 more jumper for the fans.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 01/28/2012 2:42 AM

    pay him, pay that man his money
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. sealer legion
    sealer legion
    Posts: 63

    Posted 01/28/2012 4:47 AM

    Another great game by batum...ugh I really hope he can stay with the Blazers...
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  1. Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 01/29/2012 1:23 PM

    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
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