• http://heckler@aol.com Heckler

    mike conley jr still sucks.
    i dunno what anyone has seen in him or from to conclude anything else.
    he aint hanging on the nuttsack of greg oden, but he’s just not that good and not a player who can stand own his own and hold it down.

    seriously yall……is Mike Conley Jr. one of the best 50 point guards in the world to be playing in the NBA?

    I DONT THINK SO….
    …AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU

  • sh!tfaced

    He definitely SUCKS. A major bust for a 4th pick on his 3rd year in the L. Aaron Brooks, a 27th pick, who came from the same draft class as Conley is waaaaaay better.

  • sh!tfaced

    Even 56th pick Ramon Sessions is better.

  • http://dime help

    Nice write up & all. Seems like a cool kid & good guy. On a basketball note though he’s terrible. Worse than Chris Duhon. He seems confused all the time. Can’t dribble. Shoots bricks on pull ups & is a defensive liability. I’d take Steve Blake or White Chocolate now. He’s not better than anybody in the league. Look at this for instance. He may never get in trouble or give the league bad press but as a fan looking to win games. You’re going to be dissappointed nightly. He’s not a starter. His game is what it’s going to be. To have people in the league that are talentless. It’s a smack in the face to those who truly deserve to be here. I know for a fact he’s not the best player in his hometown. If he came to NYC,Phila,DC or Chi. I’m sure some players would embarass so bad he retired from the league or choose another sport. What guard fears him in the league. Does he have a highlight tape?

    Mr Gerald you lost a lot of credibility with this one. He’s not even good in 2k. Did his agent or Oden’s pop pay you for this article. Look at his face. He looks overwhelmed. Like what the hell am I doing out here. I don’t even think the players respect him. They may like he’s respectful & comical. This kid is really really bad. So you believe he’s a better talent than Marcus Williams & Tinsley. I know players in Memphis that probably stop playing basketball because they see this kid running their franchise. Is his autograph worth anything. I really can’t believe you wrote he leads the resurgence

    @1 What the Heck man. LOL. This kid might be one of the worse players to ever play in the N.B.A.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @help — You seem a little too critical. Are you that guy from Conley’s hometown who is supposedly better than him?

    Anyway, I don’t think Conley is great, but he is at least proving himself to be a decent NBA PG this year. His team is above .500 and he’s had good games — some 20-pt nights here and there, plys he made the game-winner in OT against Cleveland — along the way. They say QB’s and PG’s are judged on wins and losses, and he’s winning right now.

  • http://dime help

    The scout that followed him & pushed for the selection. Yeah you. YOU SUCK & SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED THE DAY AFTER THE PICK. How many scouts & analysts in basketball actually played & would know how to judge talent? I’m pretty sure it’s minimal at best. The overall talent & majority of teams have no stars & role players. The N.B.A. is as marketable as ever or so they say. There’s no disparity or rivalries in the league. They’re aren’t enough players you could relate too. It’s become a job. It’s like I’m looking at people that are just happy to be there collecting a check.

    Is that really a way to run something? As long as profit is generated everything is Okay? What about the fans that want to see talented people battle one another. Why lie & say the best players in the world play in the league. Who chooses the players & has the final say over what teams & players should be marketed. It’s all corrupt & ran poorly. Is Mike Conley better than Smush Parker,Sebastian Telfair,Andre Barrett,Tyliek Brown,Shamgod,Omar Cook,Daryll Hill. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Then why the hell is his politically correct self taking up a roster spot & preventing a team from maximizing it’s full potential. This kid isn’t even better than some rec ball players i’ve seen. I could get a high school kid now that would kill him. Ask OJ Mayo if Conley is better than Corey Fisher who sauced his team in high school in foul trouble. 37pts 11ast with the W on national tv. I still have the DVR. Might put that out. I tell people you just don’t know talent. If Villanova was Pro Corey Fisher & he didn’t have tendinitis & redshirted on year. The college scene would be going crazy. Dickie V would lose his voice doing this kid’s game. I know though Scottie Reynolds is a better pro prospect than him. What is he avg? He’s a 2 guard right? He can’t play D? He’s from NYC. Somebody Tweet OJ Mayo & ask his opinion of Corey Fisher?
    Scouts man do your homework or hire someone to do it for you? You could still make the money & get all the press. The league is suffering though. Is John Wall the only point guard in college?

  • http://dime help

    @AB…Seriously that was corny. No I’m not from Memphis but please you & your politically correct N.B.A. friends & contacts have ruined this league. You guys don’t judge talent. You look at schools,which neighborhood the kid is from. Is he textbook. Who are you anyway? Did you ever play basketball & where. I’m also pretty sure I’d kill you now & I don’t play anymore.

    You can stand up for every bum in the league & write as many fact or # proving columns you’d like. He SUCKS. You know it. He knows it. Stern knows it. The Grizzlies know it. Of course you have to take the stance you took. What analyst can actually tell the truth on air. NONE. They have a job & thats to promote the players in a good light? No one in the league sucks. They all deserve to be there.

    The bad part is I know you have connects & could make or break someone who truly deserves a chance. You probably made the call or cosigned this kid. Let me guess Luke Harongody is the best big man college. What does that say about college. He’s going to dominate the N.B.A. Is he a top 10 pick in this league. Will he ever start? Cherokee Parks was better than this dude & what happened to his career.

    You know what’s sad if a European had a NYC or street game he’d be considered the next great thing. The same kid from the states is to much for the league. WHY IS THAT? Ricky Rubio’s game is text book & fundamentally sound? Also AB let Gerald stick up for himself he wrote the story? The only reason you replied is because deep down you know he sucks & can’t say it. I’d hate to be in that predicament. Most of you guys are all LIARS To yourselves to get that paycheck. Hey I’m not mad though. Just wish isn’t wasn’t that way. It’s ruined the league. Anybody can make it with the right backing. Usually it’s the one’s that would have been more succesful out of basketball. The ones that spent their life perfecting their craft are blackballed from the league. THANKS GUYS. REAL FANS OF THE GAME & FORMER PLAYERS WHO AREN’T CONTRACTED BY THE LEAGUE KNOW WASSUP. I hope a book comes out of all the nonsense that goes on behind closed doors.

  • me

    Tell em why u madd son!

  • MC11

    Some of you guys obviously haven’t been watching Grizzlies ball on a constant basis. Mike was actually pretty good since the last half of last season. Though his stats are down a bit he’s actually playing much better and with the exception of a minislump in early january because of shoulder injuries he’s been great!
    P.S. His auto is worth much much more than Rammon Sessions. lol.

  • Mikeb09

    You guys forget that Conley only went to college one year. Also, despite the fact he was picked so high, Coach Iavaroni sat him on the bench. So he didn’t really develop and he would have continued to be a bust if Iavaroni hadn’t been fired. Don’t write Conley off as a bust just yet, this is only his 3rd season, this is the first season he’s started and he’s starting to play very well. The only guy you can write off as bust this early is Greg Oden who can’t stay healthy to save his life. Conley is also turning into a very good three point shooter just watch this kid and you’ll see why the Grizzlies love him.