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Thomas Bryant - Washington Wizards

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23 minutes ago, Hoosierfan2017 said:

If TB becomes as good as Roy Hibbert was then he will have greatly exceeded my expectations for him. 

He'd better clean up the crybaby act we saw too much of.  That will only give him a lot of grief as an NBA rookie and it won't win him a lot of respect from his coaches and teammates.  

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1 hour ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

He'd better clean up the crybaby act we saw too much of.  That will only give him a lot of grief as an NBA rookie and it won't win him a lot of respect from his coaches and teammates.  

Hometown crowd probably won't mind. LA is chock full of crybabies.

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2 hours ago, HoosierHoops1 said:

Hometown crowd probably won't mind. LA is chock full of crybabies.

He better be careful or else Lavar Ball will call him out. LA could be a great spot for him though. Magic can help him reach out to great former big men to teach him a post game. 

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Can anyone explain to me why fans loved TB freshman year and now it seems like our fans want him to fail? now when I get on Twitter the people talking bad about him are all IU Fans.. it's really not a good look for recruits to see fans hating on a guy who decided not to be a one and done and come back for a second season. It's widespread and I guess I just want someone to explain it to me? I don't really think the failures last year can be blamed on the players. Even here I see people saying he won't amount to anything in the nba..he works his @$$ off!! this is a major reason why he didn't stay. I think people need to remember they are kids at the end of the day

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Can anyone explain to me why fans loved TB freshman year and now it seems like our fans want him to fail? now when I get on Twitter the people talking bad about him are all IU Fans.. it's really not a good look for recruits to see fans hating on a guy who decided not to be a one and done and come back for a second season. It's widespread and I guess I just want someone to explain it to me? I don't really think the failures last year can be blamed on the players. Even here I see people saying he won't amount to anything in the nba..he works his @$$ off!! this is a major reason why he didn't stay. I think people need to remember they are kids at the end of the day

 

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Because IU fans are generally pretty crazy and turn on players quickly. Our online fanbase is pretty hostile. Hell, anytime the IUBB Facebook page posts a video of the guys in the weight room, you have some old dude in the comments criticizing them for not being in the gym instead (as if they don't do both). I agree that it's not a good look for recruiting and I try to remind people of that on Twitter but the old school guys don't get it. 

 

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Because IU fans are generally pretty crazy and turn on players quickly. Our online fanbase is pretty hostile. Hell, anytime the IUBB Facebook page posts a video of the guys in the weight room, you have some old white dude in the comments criticizing them for not being in the gym instead (as if they don't do both). I agree that it's not a good look for recruiting and I try to remind people of that on Twitter but the old school guys don't get it. 

In my opinion I think u are giving to much credit to the impact people on social media would have on one of the most important decision of a recruits life. Social media is a very small percentage of the actual fan base.


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6 minutes ago, Uspshoosier said:


In my opinion I think u are giving to much credit to the impact people on social media would have on one of the most important decision of a recruits life. Social media is a very small percentage of the actual fan base.


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1.) I didn't attempt to measure the impact. I merely said it's not a good look, which is pretty indisputable.

2.) If you do want me to measure it, I would say it is impactful. IUBB twitter has 946,000 followers on Twitter, the most of any college basketball program. IUBB Facebook has 330,000 followers. So people do see this. Of course, how fans act on social media is not, and probably never will be, the major deciding factor for a kid, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good look. I just wish adults would act like adults online, but that's kinda a broader issue in our society right now.

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1.) I didn't attempt to measure the impact. I merely said it's not a good look, which is pretty indisputable.
2.) If you do want me to measure it, I would say it is impactful. IUBB twitter has 946,000 followers on Twitter, the most of any college basketball program. IUBB Facebook has 330,000 followers. So people do see this. Of course, how fans act on social media is not, and probably never will be, the major deciding factor for a kid, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good look. I just wish adults would act like adults online, but that's kinda a broader issue in our society right now.

I know the number of followers on social media as I contribute to the numbers I just don't think it matters in the end how some idiot acts on twitter. It isn't a good look when fans attend games and boo the coach and team but it happens. Adults need to act like adults everywhere not just online. Go to a 6 year old's baseball game and watch how some of the adults act in the stands. Sickening


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