Monday, September 14, 2009

John Stockton - HOF Speech


While the weekend basketball buzz is all about Michael Jordan being inducted to the Basketball Hall Of Fame in the USA, here is the greatest Zag of all-time being inducted.

Below is John Stockton's speech that he made during the HOF ceremony.

True to his word, his brother Steve was/is a baller.

I was introduced to both the Stockton boys when I was fresh faced and new to the Gonzaga campus.

Sure I knew who John Stockton was, and I could not wait to get onto the floor to kick his ass but I was more interested to find out where his brother played.

Steve was blessed with a mirror image game of his brother's, right down to the trademark one hand pass. I guess he passed a few of his tips onto his younger brother in those drive way battles.

I remember asking the question one day at an open gym session,"What country does Steve play in?", thinking he at least played overseas.

He had never played pro ball in his life.

Back to HOF Stockton. He was the ultimate professional and I guess I can say by seeing him go about his business on a day to day basis, it helped me realize what dedication is required if I wanted to become a successful pro.

He would lift weights, then work out individually then return in the afternoon to scrimmage against the college guys.

Now scrimmaging against him was fun. It was a buzz to be on his team, but a great challenge to play against him. You certainly cherished a win on the odd day when you would catch him off guard.

I have to say though, I did question his scorekeeping abilities on more than one occasion but that's what made it fun.

Congratulations to John Stockton and his family. Quite an achievement, but no one deserves it more than you.






50 comments:

Eric said...

Just a classy guy. Such a massive contrast between Stockton's speech, where he was thanking everyone, and MJ's speech, which sadly, was half full of sour grapes.

OT Fan #1 said...

and who knew stockton was so funny?

A rarity for Gonzaga alums :)

ClintDogg said...

Gonzaga this Gonzaga that. Who cares about that place. MOVE ON JA, so what, you may of played at this little nobody college in the USA 20 years ago and came off the bench, GET OVER IT WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR LITTLE MENTIONS OF THIS IN EVERY BLOG YOU MAKE.

ASK any1 on the street, and they would NEVER ever heard of that place.

J-Foxxx said...

Agreed.

Same.

ClintDogg said...

And besides Ive got better things to do than watch x2 6min little youtube videos in my day.

Mark said...

And whats that clint?? Prowling around these forums waiting for something childish to say?? And J FOXXX..............do you see what your doing following this clown like you do?? Your a pair of clown shoes.

ClintDogg said...

Leave ya real name/blogger Id, and we may take you into consideration.

Until then....

LOL @ Mark!.

Baz said...

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=233814

http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=323699 - Read all the way to the end... Page 9 has some of the best stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5WHXzByEH0&feature=channel_page


Some Clitcat links. I think Ill just keep posting these for fun. Have you and Fat Fox left the bedroom yet?

ClintDogg said...

And those links are 4 what reason?.

Dont believe everything thats written on the internet, cause you may start to believe yaself into thinking your a real man or smart.

J-Foxxx said...

Heres some more links = http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=233814

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=255895

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=255896

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=237924

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=235437

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=241584

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=238851

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=235447

I could post alot more. Whats the point of this by the way?

Frank said...

ClitDag,
I'd say mummy didn't love you and you want some attention so you go on the internet and insult people hoping someone will say "It's ok ClitDag, you're in a safe place". But no-one cares fool.
Isn't there a forum at peoplewhosoldmanshouldhavesettledforhead.com
Go there.

J-Foxxx said...

Frank your an idiot.

His mother was Raped and killed and bashed over the head with a clump of cement in the early 90's.

A bit below the belt.

Nice 1 tool.

ClintDogg said...
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Anonymous said...

did u get raped to clint?couse u r 1 fucked up person.u need help!!!u say u got shit on dj rod show us!!!! all ur talk,matt johns

Anonymous said...

Which one is it Clit Dogg. You going to show the crocs or bash DJ ROD. Make up your mind idiot. And im sure your threats would have came true if you bothered to go to one Crocs game. But you cant leave ur redneck Newcastle cause your Hyundai wont make it that far. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

clintdouche,

stop making threats over the internet. little bit past a joke now. you have got a comment out of everyone now so that will do hey.

we come here to talk ball.

so use your time, to make more of those sweet rhymes.

matty b.

Hoss said...

What the heck was that all about!!! Yer Jordan was touching himself a lot. Did anyone see Magic in the audience? Pippen was looken like an old man!

ClintDogg said...
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DJ Rod said...
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ClintDogg said...

Anytime son anytime. I will be showuing them this little blog and YOUR threats.

have a nice day.

J-Foxxx said...
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Anonymous said...

Its very obvious that you have posted all of these comments clint. Within 10 minutes of eachother. Good one buddy.

Anonymous said...

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=233814

http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=323699 - Read all the way to the end... Page 9 has some of the best stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5WHXzByEH0&feature=channel_page

ClintDogg said...

DJ Rod = GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!.

J-Foxxx said...

Even tho DJ Rod (blog administrator) has removed the comments, I still have a hard copy of them that I'm scanning up and sending the CROCs office myself.

The blog administrator is quite happy to remove any posts about him, but leaves the others about C-Dogg. What a loser.

fuck DJ ROD AND HIS GEEKY NERDY POSTS.

Anonymous said...

hes a wanker anyways.

DJ Rod said...

This is the real DJ Rod. I have not posted here for months - unfortunately JR and I cannot do the OT together anymore and I cannot post on his site anymore for various reasons that I wont go into here... needless to say Clint Dogg and all of his friends have noting to do with it. Just the business of basketball.

This is getting out of hand, so the best thing for everyone to do is IGNORE him.

Don't let 1 or 2 people wreck the best basketball website we have!

ClintDogg said...

Ignore him = LOLOLOLOL.

The "T.O. wins again, ITS STILL GOING AND THE BEST BBALL SHOW ON THE NET!,.

I always knew you were pussy DJ Rod. Too late, Ive posted off the hard copy of those defaming comments you made to the CROCs office 2day.

YOU = GONE!.

J-Foxxx said...

Look at DJ Rod trying to save face.

LMAO hes trying to save his job. I gave Clint Dogg the HARD COPIES of the POSTs YOU MADE ON THIS FORUM DJ Rod, you are soooooo goooone!.

p.s. I always knew the T.O. was the better NBL Show, longer lasting too, only the STRONG SURVIVE!.

ClintDogg said...
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Anonymous said...

Yes hes busted bigtime

Anonymous said...

Hey clint where's your mum????

Anonymous said...

its says a lot about urself clint,if u take time out of ur day to write a letter to bitch about someone.

Anonymous said...

An email sent. Hopefully they take some action against ClintDogg.

Dear Sir/Madam.

I would like to report a user of your blog service as having what I believed is breached the following sections of the blogger content policy. The sections that I believe the following user http://www.blogger.com/profile/18037498998919508728 has breached are as follows.
Violence: Don't threaten other people on your blog. For example, don't post death threats against another person or group of people and don't post content encouraging your readers to take violent action against another person or group of people.
Particularly regarding threatening people threatening people, I can provide the following link.
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=5667164689828748219
There are two instances in this comment section alone.
Also the user in questions "friend" is J-Foxx makes a point of promoting a video which could breach the the spam section? He does this here - https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=1385386584932833104
Spam: Spam takes several forms in Blogger, all of which can result in deletion of your account or blog. Some examples include creating blogs designed to drive traffic to your site or to move it up in search listings and posting comments on other people's blogs just to promote your site or product.
I believe he also breaches the following “While Blogger values and safeguards political and social commentary, material that promotes hatred toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity is not allowed on Blogger.” At the following link -
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=1264070032216841530

Essentially, he is being a serial pest at the following Blogsite - http://jronfire.blogspot.com/ doing what he can to annoy people and ruining what is an excellent blog.
Could you please investigate and take the necessary action?

ClintDogg said...
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ClintDogg said...

WHat was that you were saying about "sending a letter" (see above post)?.

"its says a lot about urself clint,if u take time out of ur day to write a letter to bitch about someone", yeah, just like ivonabitch & the other GAYHoopers did to me at the Hunter Pirates.

LOL @ GETTING ME BLOCKED.

J-Foxxx said...

What comments?. I don't see any threats on here?????????. All I see is stuff about Clint Doggs Mum, that's worse than anything being written by myself or him.

What tools. U will only get banned ya-self 4 that. They tell us to "post with ya real names" etc etc, and then they go dob us in when we do.

Free Speech!. That's what blogs are for.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir/Madam.

I would like to report a user of your blog service as having what I believed is breached the following sections of the blogger content policy. The sections that I believe the following user http://www.blogger.com/profile/16472417705864546863 has breached are as follows.
Violence: Don't threaten other people on your blog. For example, don't post death threats against another person or group of people and don't post content encouraging your readers to take violent action against another person or group of people.
Particularly regarding threatening people threatening people, I can provide the following link.
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=5667164689828748219
There are two instances in this comment section alone.
Same user in question makes a point of promoting another forum and drawing hate comments onto the blog PROMOTING SPAM. He does this here - https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=1385386584932833104
Same user in question again makes a point of saying something about another blogers dead mother here = https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=5667164689828748219&page=1 AND HERE https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=1264070032216841530

Spam: Spam takes several forms in Blogger, all of which can result in deletion of your account or blog. Some examples include creating blogs designed to drive traffic to your site or to move it up in search listings and posting comments on other people's blogs just to promote your site or product.
I believe he also breaches the following “While Blogger values and safeguards political and social commentary, material that promotes hatred toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity is not allowed on Blogger.” At the following link -
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8827414385587089263&postID=1264070032216841530

Essentially, he is being a serial pest at the following Blogsite - http://jronfire.blogspot.com/ doing what he can to annoy people and ruining what is an excellent blog.
Could you please investigate and take the necessary action against DJ_Rod?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Well said
Couldnt of said it better myself
i will send a report about DJRod too just 4 the hell of it

ClintDogg said...

Thanks.

Hes a real pest around here hey.

Anonymous said...

Clint Dogg: A little advice: When you post replies to ur own commnets, like the two above, at least wait 1 hour so its no obvious. You do realise it shows the time of post you moron

Anonymous said...

Yeah im with the guy above me (see how obvious this is moron)

Frank said...

ClitDag may legitimately have a multiple personality disorder, let's allow him (or is it their?) indulgences.

Roses are red, violets are blue, I have multiple personalities, and so do I.

Baz said...

I see you deleted your threatening posts Clintdogg.

Don't worry. I made sure to take screenshots which were sent as attachments with the email.

Or how about you add some decent conversation to the site instead of constantly bagging JR's blogs, and DJ rod. If you have that much of an issue with him, follow it up somewhere else. All your doing here is annoying the people who want to read about Basketball, not your personal feud.

Anonymous said...

You are all a joke.

Anonymous said...

This is me again too.

YOU FUCKING JOKERS!.

Anonymous said...

Im a different person, but same posting time.

Means NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

oh bravo! give it up!

let basketball be the topic of conversation.

cheers.

Isaac said...

"Hunter Pirates this, Hunter Pirates that. Who cares about that place. MOVE ON CD, so what you may have done some music at this little extinct lame club years ago. GET OVER IT WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR LITTLE MENTIONS OF THIS IN EVERY BLOG YOU MAKE."

Frank said...

ClintDogg isn't a basketball fan so I have no idea why he is here. He seems to think the pinnacle of basketball was mid 90's NBL. He hates college, he hate the NBA, he hates other leagues. How can you be a true lover of the game without liking ball at all levels?

He seriously must have nothing to do, which is why he'll post 50 times a day just to tell everyone how much they suck.

BTW Clint, watched a few of your shows just to see if you have anything interesting to say - it's a f****** terrible show man. You know NOTHING WORTHWHILE about basketball and are a sad example of an angry little man.