Jacob Padilla

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  1. Borchardt and Costello for sure. Malcolm Laws still has another year of eligibility. I know Trueblood expressed interest in coming back during the season like Borchardt did, but Johnny isn't 6'8" 275 so they weren't willing to take him back at that point.
  2. Already read it. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
  3. colhusker, LeBron James is the best basketball player I've seen since I began watching the sport (I was raised in a Michael Jordan household but he retired before I was old enough to understand what I was watching). I have not closely studied every hall of famer's entire career; therefore, I'm not qualified to accurately rank the all-time greats in a specific order. However, I have a hard time putting many players above LeBron James. I feel confident that there has never been another player with his combination of physical tools, skills and intelligence in the history of the sport. Every great player has had flaws. "Not trying hard enough" is certainly not one that disqualifies LeBron from the GOAT conversation. Does he go all-out on defense every second he's on the court? No. But nobody does. He's been in the league 14 years and has played in about 94% of his team's regular season games, which is an absurd number and doesn't even include his 211 playoff games. Add in his incredibly high usage rate and the amount of responsibility he has shouldered over that time and the fact that he is playing at as high of a level as he ever has is truly remarkable. For whatever reason, people seem to like holding up past greats as unrealistic gold standards while putting a microscope on today's greats to prove that they just don't stack up. Saying LeBron James belongs in the discussion with Michael Jordan doesn't take away anything that Magic Johnson or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did. They're all insanely good basketball players. A lot of very smart basketball people that get paid to write about the game think it's Michael and LeBron atop the all-time rankings right now, so it's certainly not a ridiculous conversation. As for the defenses of different eras, the rules certainly have changed to favor the offense, but defensive schemes have come an incredibly long way as well. Assuming any great from the past could be dropped into today's game and dominate far beyond what he did in his era is just flawed thinking.
  4. Cleveland isn't capable of conspiring to have Marcus Smart shoot 7-10 from 3. That's just ridiculous luck on Boston's part. And even then it took a last second shot to win.
  5. As for Poor Bear-Chandler, I'll just say the report of contact with Nebraska came from his camp, not Nebraska's, so you can draw your own conclusions there. Wichita State is involved with him, though.
  6. NBAdraft.net is about the worst source you can go to. I wouldn't put much credence into it.
  7. Chose Marquette per Jeff Goodman.
  8. Well, when Georgetown came to Omaha to play Creighton this year Copeland was in the arena to watch. I walked by him.
  9. Talking to someone close to him, I don't think there's much interest in coming home at this point. We'll see what other options present themselves as the situation plays out.
  10. The journalist point there was more a crack at how much money I make than anything. A couple years out of college, I'm not really in position to donate to anybody.
  11. I'm a journalist. I'm not going to be donating money to anyone. I like watching my favorite teams on TV and occasionally in person when I get the chance.
  12. Spot on. They don't expect him to be a knock-down shooter, but mid-30s like he was as a freshman is good enough that teams have to respect it. He's good with the ball in his hands.
  13. Someone I recently talked to inside the program told me Palmer "should start at the 2" FWIW.
  14. I'll bite. I was born and raised in Omaha during the '90s. Thus, I watched Husker football games. As I grew older, my family started going to Creighton games, and I became a fan of them as well. Then I attended Creighton and grew into a fan of all of their sports. I have no allegiance to the University of Nebraska. Bu I enjoy watching football and the Huskers are the football team I grew up watching. I don't understand why it's so hard for some to understand or why cheering for both is so hated. If Creighton had a football team, the phenomenon may not exist to this degree. But Nebraska as a state loves its football, and that includes Omaha. Would you prefer Omaha residents cheered for some random team they have no connection or proximity to? Why does it matter to you so much? (For the record, that goes for Creighton fans that hate "Jayskers" too) I don't understand why people care so much about what sports teams other people enjoy watching.
  15. Do I need to be a fan of a team to cover it? Is that what fans want in terms of coverage of their teams, just total homer writing? I don't feel strongly about Nebraska either way. At this point of my life, covering the Huskers is a job and I try to do that as best I can.