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This is so stupid. Dude is living a dream life. Let him enjoy it. You guys sound jealous

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Dude needs to be in the gym instead of in cancun. How is this guy going to help anybody win a championship.

 

Imo, the whole team needs to spend some practice time in the gym during this lay off time. They look like they need to work on getting better. They have this summer to take a vacation.. Starting in late Feb. game results will determine play-off seeding. With the team healthy now the players need to communicate and mesh together in order to be a more cohesive basketball team.

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It's one thing to say this isn't worth getting upset about, but are you all really happy about this?  This doesn't grate on anybody's nerves around here?

 

I'm all for the young man enjoying his wealth, but Calkins calling him tone deaf in this situation is pretty spot on.  Dude is getting into twitter wars and showing his jet in his pics.  Meanwhile, Z-bo just paid some MLGW bills for the umpteenth time.  

 

One shows gratitude.  The other doesn't.  One shows a desire to connect with the fan base. The other does not.  But everybody here is taking the position that the boy got paid, so he should be making it rain - ***** - on your heads - while you say "aaaahhhhh".

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It's one thing to say this isn't worth getting upset about, but are you all really happy about this?  This doesn't grate on anybody's nerves around here?

 

I'm all for the young man enjoying his wealth, but Calkins calling him tone deaf in this situation is pretty spot on.  Dude is getting into twitter wars and showing his jet in his pics.  Meanwhile, Z-bo just paid some MLGW bills for the umpteenth time.  

 

One shows gratitude.  The other doesn't.  One shows a desire to connect with the fan base. The other does not.  But everybody here is taking the position that the boy got paid, so he should be making it rain - ***** - on your heads - while you say "aaaahhhhh".

 

 

not everybody

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What pisses me off more is that i rock a Alonzo Mourning Hornets jersey too n now theres gonna be copycats no doubt smh

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I'm glad Chandler is headed to Cancun. Maybe he can figure out how to shoot a ball into the ocean without missing there.

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He can do what he wants with his free time. It's the mid-season break, most players do that.

 

I do think it's alarming how unbothered he seems to be with his struggles this season....but oh well.

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This is a pretty tough call for me.

 

On the one hand, he has a week off, and he has the right to do whatever he wishes to do with his time and money. On the other hand, he's producing below average results on the court, and his team will be making a playoff run in 2 months time.

 

When the season is over, do whatever you want. But the fact that this is so well publicized and well known to everyone is the issue for me. Like when the Giants receivers went to Miami. Do what you want, whatever. But what are you doing snapchatting and taking instagram pictures on a boat without shirts on? Knowing it would create a distraction for your team.

 

For Parsons, this just isn't the best image that he could portray to concerned Grizzlies fans. And now you've got Calkins coming off the top rope on you. One could argue his judgment in this situation is questionable.

 

Again, It's his time and money and he can do what he wants. However, I'd prefer him working on his game and conditioning, and I would hope that he would feel it important enough to prioritize that over a trip that he could take when the season ends.

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Im sure half of the team is on vacation right now and how do you know he isn't rehabbing the knee while he's in Chancun?

 

Social Media is obviously a huge thing these days so of course players are going to post picture of their vacation. Again this is just silly and reeks of envy.

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Im sure half of the team is on vacation right now and how do you know he isn't rehabbing the knee while he's in Chancun?

 

Social Media is obviously a huge thing these days so of course players are going to post picture of their vacation. Again this is just silly and reeks of envy.

This!

 

He is posting vids of working out. How would you like it if your employer told you vacation is cancelled because you missed time for surgery and you could only partly contribute as you healed up,

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Im sure half of the team is on vacation right now and how do you know he isn't rehabbing the knee while he's in Chancun?

 

Social Media is obviously a huge thing these days so of course players are going to post picture of their vacation. Again this is just silly and reeks of envy.

Lol, he's rehabbing his knee while getting spit glitter on his chest from a random skank.

Dude has insatiable appetite for pole dipping.

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Im sure half of the team is on vacation right now and how do you know he isn't rehabbing the knee while he's in Chancun?

 

Bruh. Just stop.

 

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Are you saying he couldn't hit the Mississippi? :0)

Just widening the rim some in the Caribbean!  :lol:

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He can do what he wants with his free time. It's the mid-season break, most players do that.

 

I do think it's alarming how unbothered he seems to be with his struggles this season....but oh well.

 

I don't know if we can say he is "unbothered" by his struggles but we can say he needs someone to evaluate his tweets and snapchats nearly as much as Trump does!  :lol:

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GF#1 what do you mean stop? Do you really think he's going to go on vacation for a week without doing any kind of rehab work on his knee? None of us have any idea if he is working hard to get his knee and game back in line or not. Do yall really expect all of his social media posts to be basketball related?

 

 One more time this is silly. Players go out to the club and get drunk and high the night before games all the time and that is way worst than this.

 

Calkins is just trying to stir things up during the All Star break so he'll have something to write and talk about. I didn't even listen to his radio show today but I would bet a good amount of money that this is one of the things he spent the most amount of time talking about.

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How about Embiid dancing at a concert while injured? I'm sure that would ***** yall off too right? NEWS FLASH these guys have lives outside of sports.  Deal with it

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Some of you that think I'm reaching obviously didn't read Calkins' Article in the Commercial Appeal. It details how Parsons seems to enjoy flaunting his wealth in spite of sub par performance thus far on the court. It also talks about how he responded to the CJ MaCullum earlier this year by saying he "Literally hit the lottery", referencing his max contract.

 

I pointed out the vaca not because I don't think he should take it, nor do I think he is wrong for accepting every penny the Grizz offered him (I put that on the Grizz). I do think he needs to walk more humbly, because flaunting unearned money is assign of general meat headedness and arrogant snot-ness.

His "I hit the lottery comment" could have easily meant that he was smart not to sign with Portland. Why would he be bragging to CJ about his money when he just signed a big deal too?

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GF#1 what do you mean stop? Do you really think he's going to go on vacation for a week without doing any kind of rehab work on his knee? None of us have any idea if he is working hard to get his knee and game back in line or not. Do yall really expect all of his social media posts to be basketball related?

 

 One more time this is silly. Players go out to the club and get drunk and high the night before games all the time and that is way worst than this.

 

Calkins is just trying to stir things up during the All Star break so he'll have something to write and talk about. I didn't even listen to his radio show today but I would bet a good amount of money that this is one of the things he spent the most amount of time talking about.

 

Okay. Let's pretend like he's going to cancun with the primary focus being his game and conditioning. A much better case could be made for my line of thinking than yours.

 

Still and all though, I mentioned in my OP that he can do whatever he wants and it's ultimately his decision. But he has to know that this is not a good look especially when a lot of the media and fanbase around Memphis are getting a little tired of this whole "work yourself back into shape" bit.

 

I for one am of the belief that his game will come around and everything will be fine. But Parsons has to understand how this looks. Not good.

 

And I didn't say anything about his social media posts, for the record.

 

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My point is just because he's on vacation it doesn't mean he cant find some hours in the day to work on his rehab. I honestly think it's ridiculous to assume he wouldn't. I'm sure the team doctors and staff have told him everything they want him to do. And honestly if I was loaded and had a week to go anywhere in the world I really wouldn't care what the fans or anyone else thought.

 

Plus it's not about getting into shape because Im sure he is in shape by now it's about strenghening the knee. I don't think most of you realize how much time professional athletes put into rehabbing an injury. Im sure hes been working

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My point is just because he's on vacation it doesn't mean he cant find some hours in the day to work on his rehab. I honestly think it's ridiculous to assume he wouldn't. I'm sure the team doctors and staff have told him everything they want him to do. And honestly if I was loaded and had a week to go anywhere in the world I really wouldn't care what the fans or anyone else thought.

 

Plus it's not about getting into shape because Im sure he is in shape by now it's about strenghening the knee. I don't think most of you realize how much time professional athletes put into rehabbing an injury. Im sure hes been working

Yeah its not that hard to work your rehab and conditioning into a vacation.

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