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Author Topic: Dom Loves Shaka  (Read 2593 times)

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Dom Loves Shaka
« on: May 26, 2022, 11:04:18 PM »
Came across this post from Dom James, still one of my favorite players from my time at MU. Some good character revealed stuff here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeCKkUIJUdg/
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 07:19:17 AM »
wow, didn't recognize the man.  pretty cool, nice endorsement for shaka and probably accurate.  shaka seems like the what you see is what you get-straight forward, honest, but firm.  i do wish we would see an occasional "hair on fire" moment not just to keep the refs honest but the players on a little edge and to know he has their backs
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 07:38:20 AM »
Does this really need its own thread ?!

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 08:23:05 AM »
Came across this post from Dom James, still one of my favorite players from my time at MU. Some good character revealed stuff here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeCKkUIJUdg/
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2022, 08:37:00 AM »
He should send him a balloon in a box as a thank you

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2022, 09:26:23 AM »
Loved Dom as a player and love him showing his Shaka love on social media. Every day I become more convinced that MU has the right guy running the program and representing the university.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2022, 10:06:39 AM »
For me, the one guy over the last quarter century who deserved much more than he got at Marquette. Total stud.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2022, 10:33:37 AM »
For me, the one guy over the last quarter century who deserved much more than he got at Marquette. Total stud.

Just a total lockdown defender.  And a darn good point guard too.  I think everyone expected him to be a good shooter,  which he was not.  However,  he did not chuck it from the outside,  sans maybe a little his Sophomore year.

When he graduated was second all-time in assists, third in points, and fourth in steals.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 10:35:08 AM »
Nothing but good things out of something like this. Between seeing Wade hanging with Shaka and the guys, Shaka reachign out to Bo (and the Bo scholarship), getting former players to come in and talk to the players about tape (specifically Wes in this regard), and this with Dom--it's clear that Shaka wants to ensure that the "Marquette culture" spans beyond just the kids he coaches (dare I say, something like "the brotherhood" with Duke).

Off the court, this is what you want to see out of your coach. Community involvement, family feeling, and a vision that the basketball program is bigger than the coach. Love to see it.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2022, 10:43:04 AM »
Dano

I really loved watching him play D. He is very underrated as far as all time MU players go, and I am guilty of not including higher on the list. I'll take Dom over Markus every day of the week.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 10:48:38 AM »
Nothing but good things out of something like this. Between seeing Wade hanging with Shaka and the guys, Shaka reachign out to Bo (and the Bo scholarship), getting former players to come in and talk to the players about tape (specifically Wes in this regard), and this with Dom--it's clear that Shaka wants to ensure that the "Marquette culture" spans beyond just the kids he coaches (dare I say, something like "the brotherhood" with Duke).

Off the court, this is what you want to see out of your coach. Community involvement, family feeling, and a vision that the basketball program is bigger than the coach. Love to see it.

To be fair, all the same could be said about Wojo. Lots of talk of people coming back to the program during his tenure.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2022, 10:55:48 AM »
To be fair, all the same could be said about Wojo. Lots of talk of people coming back to the program during his tenure.

My issue with Wojo were on the court--I think he wanted to build something similar.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2022, 11:09:23 AM »
Dano

I really loved watching him play D. He is very underrated as far as all time MU players go, and I am guilty of not including higher on the list. I'll take Dom over Markus every day of the week.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2022, 11:54:08 AM »
Dano

I really loved watching him play D. He is very underrated as far as all time MU players go, and I am guilty of not including higher on the list. I'll take Dom over Markus every day of the week.
I loved Dom.  Dom was not a two time all american and top 25 all time scorer.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2022, 12:06:43 PM »
I loved Dom.  Dom was not a two time all american and top 25 all time scorer.

But remember, there was not one good thing during the Wojo era unless it came from Stevens Point.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2022, 12:14:22 PM »
I loved Dom against Valparaiso.   I loved the block against Tennessee, the block against Wisconsin.   I loved that they ran alley-oops to a 5'9 guy.   His broken foot derailed what could have been a legendary season.  I appreciate everything he did at MU and was a huge fan.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2022, 12:20:13 PM »
I loved Dom against Valparaiso.   I loved the block against Tennessee, the block against Wisconsin.   I loved that they ran alley-oops to a 5'9 guy.   His broken foot derailed what could have been a legendary season.  I appreciate everything he did at MU and was a huge fan.

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Yep.  Not even a question for me.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2022, 12:21:11 PM »
I loved Dom against Valparaiso.   I loved the block against Tennessee, the block against Wisconsin.   I loved that they ran alley-oops to a 5'9 guy.   His broken foot derailed what could have been a legendary season.  I appreciate everything he did at MU and was a huge fan.

Two time all american is always going to win with me.
Just a clarification, he measured 5-11 3/4 in shoes at the draft combine.  If only we had a blender for Dom's physical ability/defensive mindeness and Markus' shot creation/shooting ability.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2022, 12:22:03 PM »
My issue with Wojo were on the court--I think he wanted to build something similar.

+1, we've had two high-character coach hires in a row now

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2022, 12:46:30 PM »
I loved Dom.  Dom was not a two time all american and top 25 all time scorer.

Basketball courts are 94 feet

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2022, 12:47:19 PM »
I loved Dom against Valparaiso.   I loved the block against Tennessee, the block against Wisconsin.   I loved that they ran alley-oops to a 5'9 guy.   His broken foot derailed what could have been a legendary season.  I appreciate everything he did at MU and was a huge fan.

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2022, 01:03:26 PM »
Are two NCAA Tournament wins (never making a second weekend) THAT much more impressive than no NCAA Tournament wins?  Especially when the guy didn't even play in one of the two NCAA Tournament wins?  And particularly when the guy had multiple other NBA and All Conference players playing alongside him?  The team never finishing higher than 4th in the Big East?

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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2022, 01:09:55 PM »
Are two NCAA Tournament wins (never making a second weekend) THAT much more impressive than no NCAA Tournament wins?  Especially when the guy didn't even play in one of the two NCAA Tournament wins?  And particularly when the guy had multiple other NBA and All Conference players playing alongside him?  The team never finishing higher than 4th in the Big East?


Not to mention Markus didn't get a chance his senior year.
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2022, 01:17:32 PM »
Basketball courts are 94 feet

Thanks!


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It's an incredibly hot, and bad take.  I don't think I have seen a fanbase intentionally diminish the accomplishments of one of the greatest players in its history like Marquette does Markus Howard.  I mean...cmon...Dominic James?  The same Dominic James half this group wanted to run out of town before his senior year because his production dipped from when he was a freshman?
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Re: Dom Loves Shaka
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2022, 01:26:25 PM »
Thanks!


I don't think I have seen a fanbase intentionally diminish the accomplishments of one of the greatest players in its history like Marquette does Markus Howard.
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But my preferring Markus does not in any way diminish my appreciation for DJ.
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