hoopie
Years ago

Best NBA star role model

If you had the chance to bring any NBA player out to Australia to raise basketball's profile and to get kids motivated and do some public speaking and stuff, who would you choose? Who do you respect the most?

For me, it would be Kevin Durant.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Probably right. He has the best off-court record of all the stars. Kobe rape allegation, Lebron comments/'the decision' and so forth.

Although, I doubt kids would really care about that. Kids would probably say Lebron IMO.

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Ingles13  
Years ago

Steve Nash, Ginobili or Ray Allen

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Bear  
Years ago

To be honest, if Bogut came over it would be just as huge IMO...

It's just that he is getting on a bit and injuries mean we have not seem the best of what he has to offer for long enough.

Otherwise, Kyrie Irving, wooohaaa...

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LC  
Years ago

Bogut and Steph Curry together would be good...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Derrick Rose

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Am I the only one to realise that the preference would be 'star power'? Nash, Ginobili and Allen are all past their prime. They really aren't drawcards. Irving would be alright, but he kinda spat in Australia's face with the decision to play representative ball for the US.

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Ricey  
Years ago

Durant is horrible with kids. After the All Star game in Dallas he basically left the court without signing a thing, the older guys on the other hand loved taking their time.

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The_Champ33  
Years ago

Grant Hill

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Definitely Chris Paul.

He is a great role model, and really good with the youth. Family man. Loves his son.

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KET  
Years ago

If you had the chance to bring any NBA player out to Australia to raise basketball's profile and to get kids motivated and do some public speaking and stuff, who would you choose? Who do you respect the most?


Chris Paul.

Alternatively, If you asked me who I think would be the best NBA star role model, it's Tim Duncan no doubt. But he wouldn't fit the criteria of raising bball profile, getting people motivated etc.

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hoopie  
Years ago

Didn't realise about KD after the All-Star game - thanks for the info.

Steph Curry and Chris Paul - yeah, I could handle that.

Nobody mentioned our Patty - doesn't he have enough star power?

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Pikachu  
Years ago

The King

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Gordon Liddy  
Years ago

Anon415795...spat in Australia's face? Really? Is that what he did?

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Libertine  
Years ago

LBJ. without a freaking doubt. you all be haters!

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Manute Bol  
Years ago

Luol Deng - the guy can hoop and he went to Duke.

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m  
Years ago

Shane Battier

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Relative No-one  
Years ago

Tim Duncan. Jason Kidd.

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The_Champ33  
Years ago

Jason Kidd?

On the court- brilliant

Off the court- some trouble

If you ignore his troubles with the law.
Last charge was DUI.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Maybe Jason Collins would be front runner for this now!

Kids: don't look up to athletes or characters on TV... Look up to your patents or an uncle, a close friend; someone to inspire you every day

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