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SmootSmack 08-26-2008 06:24 PM

RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Bullets fans might remember him the way most Redskins fans would remember say Mark Brunell...with disdain, but Duck was integral to a key Blazers team in the 80s/early 90s. I used to love watching that team back in the day with Drexler, Porter, and Kersey.

RIP. Way too young

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3553879]ESPN - Kevin Duckworth, former Trail Blazer, dies at 44 - NBA[/url]

jsarno 08-27-2008 12:41 AM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
I'm surprised no one has commented on this all day. I guess we are old enough to remember him while others were born around the time he was playing.
I always thought he was untapped potential. I thought he could have been a beast, but for whatever reason, didn't realize his potential.

All in all, way too young. What a shame. Not a bad player at all.

DarkKnight 08-27-2008 01:20 AM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
to be honest.....it's cause he didnt leave alot to remember....except getting bigger every year in the league......he was very overrated, more because his size........ he probably died to early.....but im betting it was some health issue..........IMO

BDBohnzie 08-27-2008 11:05 AM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Saw this on the ticker last night. Wikipedia has a citation saying he had a heart attack...what a shame.

While he was no Superstar, he was definitely a good player in the league. Averaged 12 and 6 during his career. 2 Time NBA All-Star, and made the finals with Portland in 1990.

Here's to The Duck...

Monkeydad 09-02-2008 02:37 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Wow. I remember rooting against him as Jordan played the Blazers in the Finals.

hesscl34 09-02-2008 03:28 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=SmootSmack;468009]Bullets fans might remember him the way most Redskins fans would remember say Mark Brunell...with disdain, but Duck was integral to a key Blazers team in the 80s/early 90s. I used to love watching that team back in the day with Drexler, Porter, and Kersey.

RIP. Way too young

[URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3553879"]ESPN - Kevin Duckworth, former Trail Blazer, dies at 44 - NBA[/URL][/quote]
]

With disdain? .. Come on. He's the only QB in years that got us to the second round of the playoffs. Give me a break.

Mattyk 09-02-2008 03:35 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=hesscl34;470521]]

With disdain? .. Come on. He's the only QB in years that got us to the second round of the playoffs. Give me a break.[/quote]

What he's saying is most fans didn't appreciate MB.

hesscl34 09-02-2008 03:38 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=Mattyk72;470523]What he's saying is most fans didn't appreciate MB.[/quote]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Disdain means scorn and contempt... [/FONT][/COLOR]

dmek25 09-02-2008 03:45 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
duck was a very lazy player. but, may god bless his family. way too young to go

SmootSmack 09-02-2008 03:46 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Here I am posting about the unfortunate early death of Kevin Duckworth...and of course, hess takes it an attack on Brunell.

What I was trying to say, was simply that a lot of people here think of Mark Brunell and think only of the struggles he had as a Redskin and ignore the great career he had with the Jaguars before joining the Redskins. The same could apply to Duckworth and Bullets fans, forgetting what he did with the Blazers beforehand.

hesscl34 09-02-2008 03:55 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=SmootSmack;470534]Here I am posting about the unfortunate early death of Kevin Duckworth...and of course, hess takes it an attack on Brunell.

What I was trying to say, was simply that a lot of people here think of Mark Brunell and think only of the struggles he had as a Redskin and ignore the great career he had with the Jaguars before joining the Redskins. The same could apply to Duckworth and Bullets fans, forgetting what he did with the Blazers beforehand.[/quote]

It wasn't a good comparison.

RIP Duckworth.

Mattyk 09-02-2008 05:31 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Made perfect sense to me.

Mattyk 09-02-2008 05:51 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=hesscl34;470525][COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Disdain means scorn and contempt... [/FONT][/COLOR][/quote]

Don't you think that some fans felt that way towards MB?

hesscl34 09-02-2008 05:52 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
[quote=Mattyk72;470596]Don't you think that some fans felt that way towards MB?[/quote]

some but not "most" ...

SmootSmack 09-02-2008 05:56 PM

Re: RIP Kevin Duckworth
 
Fine "some Redskins fans." Way to completely miss the point of the thread Hess. Next time I'll just say "Duckworth Dead" and leave it at that


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