April 5th is Unsung Player Day

23 03 2008

Yup, I’m declaring April 5th ‘Unsung Player Day’… we should recognize the guys who toil and work hard every day, for no recognition. Well, today’s your day. In reality, these guys are just as responsible for making the NBA what it is today – every team needs role-players, guys to come on and give that valuable 2-5 minutes. Without them, there is no NBA. I would encourage NBA bloggers to put up an ‘unsung player’ on their blog on April 5th.

So, on behalf of the multitude, and in the spirit of April 5th, Maceo Baston to the fore!
Hailing from the University of Michigan (and was part of the team that had it’s entire season The Unsung Player!  Maceo Baston…forfeited due to Traylor, Taylor & Bullock taking money from a booster), Maceo now plays for the Toronto Raptors – and has been in the NBA for a few years now.
Baston played in the CBA with the Quad City Thunder, then in Europe (Italy & Spain) before a short stay with the Raptors in 2003.
After a stint with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maceo Baston signed a deal with the Indiana Pacers in 2006.
In July 2007 he moved to the Toronto Raptors, where he remains today.

Baston is a prime example of hard work, and is part of the backbone of the NBA! The unsung player.

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17 responses

24 03 2008
Brian

Great idea–we’re in.

25 03 2008
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25 03 2008
Steve

I believe that Jordan Farmar is underrated. Watching him play, one can see the huge amount of ability that he possesses.

Sort of off-topic, but I have got to say this sometime:

Bruce Bowen is very overrated. He is not the brilliant defender that many people think he is. The reality is that he is extremely dirty, and is no match for someone like Kobe.

25 03 2008
withmalice

Perhaps on Farmar, I think in his case it’s more that he’s *young*, and a fresh face.
I don’t think that you can be ON the Lakers roster and fit in the ‘unsung’ category.

25 03 2008
stopmikelupica

Sounds like a great idea. We will be participating on April 5th. I do have to warn you… we have a whole archive on these players, as we have been profiling them all season long:

http://www.stopmikelupica.com/nba_player_profiles/

25 03 2008
withmalice

Cool.
‘Tis ok – I’ll list whatever you throw up on that day!

28 03 2008
UtesFan89

I’m in… CJ Miles anyone?
He’s even ignored by his own coach.
Unsung enough?

28 03 2008
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28 03 2008
UtesFan89

Gah, my name doesn’t even link to my sports blog…
Biased Fan

28 03 2008
withmalice

Gotcha UtesFan – will make sure you’re linked!

28 03 2008
fouledout

hey man, i’ll try to come up with the unsung player blog too!

28 03 2008
withmalice

Excellent.

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5 04 2008
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6 04 2008
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