What Your Favorite NBA Draft Prospect Says About You

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Everybody's got their guy.  The pick that you keep thinking about.  You can't get over the skillset.  You imagine him running the break with your favorite player, tossing down jimmy-jams.  You've already started a file called "Nicknames.doc" for him.  But which one? It's not about overall talent.  It's not about team needs.  But it does say something about you.  Here's a quick insight. Leave your ideas in the comments. 

 

Derrick Rose: 

Culture: Ocean's Eleven, the musical stylings of one Mr. Miles Davis, The Wire, D.H. Lawrence, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, the semicolon, Parkour

Philosophy: Utilitarianism

Quote: "A rose by any other name is probably not a stunning combo guard with a questionable assist to turnover ratio, but freakish transition abilities."

 

Michael Beasley

Culture: The Office, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Candide, Nighthawks, Ugly Dolls, banana cream pie, paddle boats

Philosophy: Optimism

Quote: "It's allright, have a good time (along with a well rounded paint player with questionable professionalism, and a charming personality), 'cause it's allright."

 

OJ Mayo:

You Like:  Wall Street, Entourage, How To Win Friends and Influence People, Cyndi Lauper, Clean and Jerk, protein shake.

Philosophy: Hedonism

Quote: "I am number one, no matter if you like it (or if it breaks several NCAA regulations and brings into question whether there is an ounce of crediblity in the current system), ready, take this, sit down and write it."

 

Jerryd Bayless

Culture: The Fast and the Furious, CSI, East of Eden, T-Rex, Jenga, Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Popcorn

Philosophy: Confuscianism

Quote: "Speed kills (especially when combined with a questionable body size and turnover ratio). "

 

Kevin Love:

Culture: Orange County, Arrested Development, Warrant, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Snorkeling, Strawberry Jam

Philosophy: Pragmatism

Quote: "I gotta whole lotta love (pun intended)."

 

Anthony Randolph:

Culture: Jumping turnstiles, the Matrix (or Matrix Reloaded but not Matrix Revolutions), Social Distortion, Oh The Places You'll Go, Pop Tarts

Philosophy: Post-structuralism

Quote: "Woah." - Keanu Reeves

 

Brook Lopez

Culture: 7th Heaven, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TThe Hunt For Red October, Everclear, Bagel Bites

Philosophy: Communism

Quote: "Only the strong (or this dude) survive."

 

Russell Westbrook

Culture: Chimichangas, Mallrats, Arrested Development, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, rock climbing, Daft Punk

Philosophy: Humanism

Quote: "When you wish upon a star, sometimes you find an absolute steal in picks 10-14."

 

Brandon Rush

Culture: Friends, Matchbox Twenty, Meet the Parents, The Da Vinci Code, (White) Bread, bench press.

Philosophy: Centrism

Quote: "You'll see them again on the long, slow road to the middle."

 

 

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