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Arsalan Kazemi

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by PersianRocket, Mar 21, 2013.

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Should the Rockets Go After Kazemi?

  1. Only If He Goes Undrafted

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  2. No He Won't Pan Out

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  3. Yes! He'd be a good addition to the team.

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  1. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    yep -- If you knew anything about Morcos (the asst coach) then you'd know

    All of these players that transferred did so out of self-interest. It wasn't limited to Oraby and Kazemi. Other non-Iranian and non-Egyptian guys transferred.
     
  2. Nextup

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    To assume kazemi is a liar is wrong. What evidence do you have that kazemi is lying?
     
  3. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    knowledge of people at Rice

    It is also a he-said/she-said type of situation. You cannot prove he's not lying

    just look at what not only he did, but also others from Rice -- they all "transferred up" to increase their NBA visibility
     
  4. DreamRoxCoogFan

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    Ha. bigtexxx of all people is left up to prove that Rice isn't racist? Hmmm...


    In all seriousness though, I wouldn't be surprised if he transferred out of self-interest. All the international players seemingly transferred overnight and it was pretty odd.
     
  5. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    not only int'l players. other guys left too
     
  6. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    As a Persian Oregon Ducks fan, and someone who has watched this guy play this season I think I can safely say his game will not translate well to the NBA. He's a big fish in a small pond, he has some good plays, but if we really were looking for a great guy with size there are much, much better options. I would take Hill out of Arizona over Kazemi anyday...
     
  7. Stack24

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    I have to agree with you on this 100%. He is not NBA material as of right now and he would have to improve a LOT in my opinion to make the NBA.
     
  8. kevC

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    Among the Rice community, it's pretty much assumed that they lied for self-interest because of how revered the coach was, but I guess you never know. Those dudes were some shifty bastards though from what I hear from first hand accounts (I was at Rice 06-10).
     
  9. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    If a team picked him with a late second rounder, let's say late 40s (via cash or some cheap trade) it would be fitting. Send him down to the D-League for 1-2 years and he could mature into a player like Greg Smith. Maybe.
     
  10. apcgamb24

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    Just because its Rice that doesnt mean he was lying
     
  11. hooroo

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    another royce white?
     
  12. Anxiety Trooper

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    Very plausible. Rice is full of racist (see Bigtexxx)
     
  13. bigtexxx

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    wrong. You're clueless.

    I'm almost certain Kazemi made up these allegations.

    1. He acted out of self-interest so he could "transfer-up" to a better program to increase his NBA/international profile

    2. The Egyptian basketball coach (Morcos) who brought Kazemi to Rice was dismissed in the Spring. Kazemi was loyal to Morcos.

    3. Kazemi was the last of the transfers to leave (6 guys left Rice, only two of which were from Iran/Egypt). He was going to stay but after everybody left he knew the team would suck so he trumped up the charges that are pure he said/she said and difficult to disprove

    4. Reports from current students confirm this...
     
  14. No Worries

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    Based on second hand information, you are almost certain?
     
  15. bigtexxx

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    do you disagree that the motive was there?
     
  16. Jturbofuel

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    He is a really good rebounder, but the reality is he is an undersized power forward with limited offensive game. He is not an outside shooter and I would guess it will be a challenge for him to get his shot off against the bigger NBA power forwards. He is Thomas Robinson without elite athleticism.
     
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    Absolutely, all this garbage started when Morcos was dismissed. He cried discrimination and got all of his recruits to follow. If you've ever met Morcos, you'll immediately see he is a punk, a bully, and an instigator.
     
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    Man... second time I get negged for making a comment about Bigtexx. Big are you a mod? We are discussing racism at rice in this thread and I get negged for bringing up something that 90% of the bbs believes. This mod has it in for me or something. He must have hate people with anxiety because of Royce white's antics.
     
  19. No Worries

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    I have no idea what the motive was for dismissing Morcos or why Kazemi decided to leave. And neither do you.
     
  20. Air Langhi

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/-c...30329/arsalan-kazemi-rice-racial-allegations/

    So the NCAA who decided to grant the waiver, two other players, a coach who is going to EEOC are all making this up? It doesn't look very good.

    Rick Greenspan has been called the "worst Athletic Director hire in history."
     

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