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BeitragVerfasst am: Mi Nov 28, 2012 4:17 am    Titel: Fournier grew up in a flattened Antworten mit Zitat

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Unlike the generations of players before him, Fournier grew up in a flattened, post-nationalist European basketball culture. Sure, he appreciated Parker's Spurs, but his all-time favorite NBA team remains the 2002 Kings. "I still can't believe they lost that (Western Conference finals) series to the Lakers,Spyder Coats," he says. "That was the series that made me love basketball,Moncler Vest." Today, when Fournier wears the number 10 on his jersey, he does so in honor of his favorite player: Mike Bibby.
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Blass has lived in Pittsburgh for 40 years, and he credits the city with rescuing him. Nineteen seasons of defeat is nothing compared to the couple of years of hell he went through at the end of his career. Bad decisions, bad luck, bad management: All of the above have afflicted the Pirates, but Blass refuses to ascribe it to mysticism or voodoo, because he's been down this psychic road before.
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