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Gortat takes a shot at youngsters

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08:20 AM ET 04.19 | Twenty-five wins -- it helped get a coach fired, and now Marcin Gortat has a few words for his younger teammates. He said he, along with veteran center Jermaine O'Neal, did what he could to help his teammates understand what being an NBA player requires. But, it ultimately comes down to the individual player in question. "I've got to tell you, when I was making it into the league I was listening," Gortat said. ... "If I tried to act like a smartass and tried to pretend like I know everything and I understand everything, I'd get slapped in the head automatically," he said. "I grew up in a great system, and these young guys -- there's a lot of young guys -- they just think they're better than they really are."

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April 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Blame management for bringing in some of these immature players.

April 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET

The new bratty NBA.

April 19, 2013  08:41 AM ET

translation - "Get Beasley out of here!"

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April 19, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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translation - "Get Beasley out of here!"

Basically, Suns will be bad for a few years unless they get really lucky in the draft

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April 19, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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translation - "Get ME out of here!"

fixed...

April 19, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Very much like the bratty Fannation.

You should know.

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April 19, 2013  09:32 AM ET

This Phoenix Won't Rise From The Ashes, Bro.

April 19, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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This Phoenix Won't Rise From The Ashes, Bro.

LOL, damn that was pretty good.

 
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