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Most Likely To Ignite a Bench Clearing Brawl: Sasha Vujacic


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#1 BeeZee

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Posted October 27, 2008 - 09:18 AM

Last year was a break-out year for Sasha Vujacic. He made a name for himself by becoming the Lakers go-to bench scorer and resident defensive pest. It's the latter part that concerns me though.

Throughout last season, his irritating ways got under the skin of a ton of NBA guys. Sasha had physical confrontations (read: he got manhandled) with Baron Davis, Rafer Alston, Carmelo Anthony, and Renaldo Balkman. He also didn't make make the Cleveland Cavaliers too happy when he tried to infiltrate their huddle.

So what is it about Sasha that gets under the skin of so many NBA Players?

My colleague Brett Edwards investigated Vujacic's irritating ways last season. Here's some of what he came up with:

"I think it's a combination of things. First and foremost, Sasha is considered a one-dimensional, BS player by most of his peers. He's there for his outside shooting ability, and not much else. But defensively, he plays the up-close type of physical D that most players aren't that fond of. So they're like, 'who is this fool?' and then they elbow him in the face. It's also not helping his cause that he's a pretty-boy Euro with long hair, and doesn't exactly have the look of a legitimate NBA baller."


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#2 fido

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Posted October 27, 2008 - 09:58 AM

Go get 'em Sasha!

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Posted October 27, 2008 - 01:37 PM

he used to be called Stinky but he earned the name Sasha Vujacic from last seasons play

hopefully it was not a fluke and he continues to improve

#4 lyk13

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Posted October 27, 2008 - 06:02 PM

Deal with it league. ^_^




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Posted October 28, 2008 - 12:25 AM

dont we all get annoyed with machines?

#6 netlord

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 12:30 AM

dont we all get annoyed with machines?


Hey, you have to present yourself to TLN !
http://lakernation.c...hp?showforum=11 :nervous:
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#7 Reallybadeggs87

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 01:25 AM

Ha ha, keep doing what you are doing Sasha!
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#8 ReaListik

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 11:25 AM

:lol: I love that part, "most consider him a one dimensional, BS player." I think that would piss anyone off and if you get elbowed on top of that, man it's all over unless you're Sean Bradley and you just run away with your paste-Casper face.
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#9 phifedogg76

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 12:28 PM

First and foremost, Sasha is considered a one-dimensional, BS player by most of his peers. He's there for his outside shooting ability, and not much else


wait, are we talking about Sasha or 50% of the NBA guards????

Edited by phifedogg76, October 28, 2008 - 12:28 PM.

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#10 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 02:31 PM

Keep up the good work Sasha. :P

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Posted October 28, 2008 - 02:45 PM

Show them all Sasha!




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