migya wrote:Pretty sure you're not racist or nationalist as such. I have no problem with any team having non U.S. players on their team, it's just if those players are any good and if that team can win that matters
Apologies if anyone took harm to the school children reading to the players comment. Just my observation is that Lithuania, Brazil, Spain, Italy & Croatia (Peja?) are all countries that English is the 2nd language.
I have no problem with international players being on a roster, merely a observation... I see a lot of great shooters on this team... Kleiza, Barbosa, Calderon and Stockavojic all shoot awesome from the charity stripe (above 80%)
Peja's from Serbia, same place as I am. I don't think my English is that bad, actually, even though it's my second language.
I know a bit of Japanese and French as well.
I'm just joking, mate, I just don't get it why does it have to mean that if it's a second language to them, that they must suck at it. English is really a world wide language now, whoever wants to use the internet must learn it, and it's easy to learn it since they start at elementary schools, and watch movies, play video games, surf the net...it's not like it was before.
And I'm not offended, just curious about your views.
Anyway, I'm glad that Peja got traded, he wasn't gonna get much of a time at New Orleans, don't know why though, I'm not convinced that he regressed that much, after all he's a 3 time all-star player, and is well known for his excellent shooting, it's not like he was a physical player, and the age caught on to him. So, looking forward to see how he will fit in Toronto.
And yes, I know that they're probably just looking forward to the next season to get rid of his big contract and open some room in salary cap. Pretty much sure he won't get extension, but who knows.