Talk:Richard Hamilton (basketball)

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This article has no citation of any kind and many points that could be disputed. Someone needs to clean this up and cite some of the subjective statements.

I agree, this is horrifically far from even a reasonable level of credibility or standard of quality.


Doesn't he just wear it since it became his symbol? I don't believe he needs it anymore since he has fully recovered. Xe7al (talk) 04:05, 1 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Again, the mask[edit]

I don't have the information at hand to provide citations but among most who watch basketball it is common knowledge that he doesn't wear the mask to prevent further injury, rather he wears it as a superstition. Yes, at first it was because of repeated nose fractures, but now it is because he played so well with it and because it's part of his public image. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ljn2024 (talkcontribs) 02:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The source cited in the section about the mask says:

"Having suffered a fractured nose in the 2003 - 2004 season, Hamilton suffered yet another in late February, which led to nasal reconstructive surgery. To have any hope of remaining on the active roster for the NBA playoffs, with protection from further injury, he had to wear a protective mask, which he still needs to play without fear of further damage to his nose. His nose has been said to lack cartilage due to all the damage it has received. Another blow to his nose might force him to quit playing."

Clearly, something was lost in translation when that source was used. And since the source is his official website, I doubt it's incorrect. I'm taking the liberty of altering the article to match the source. (talk) 21:15, 2 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How much does he get for his labour?[edit]

Well, that's what I wonder. Never seen him play tho' —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:24, 10 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Richard Hamilton is the best basketball in the universe. He took his basketball team in the connecticut to the NCAA championship and they won. Also lead his Detriot Pistons to a championship in the early 2000's.He is the best. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:47, 16 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Personal Life section being mostly an interview about Michael Jordan[edit]

I’m all about it long and in-depth Wikipedia articles, but does the personal life section here being mostly about Michael Jordan playing with Hamilton during his relatively short Washington tenure seem somewhat awkward? I concede it seems that Jordan certainly impacted Hamilton for the year they played together AND that Jordan is a very notable sports figure, but I’m not sure this quote and interview are notable enough to be included on this page. For instance, Jordan was teammates with many players, as was Kobe, as well as Magic Johnson, as was Kareem, etc., that does not necessarily mean that players they impacted should have lengthy quotes in their own personal life sections in their Wikipedia pages about previously-stated role model players. I guess I would add that Hamilton was a multiple time All-Star and famous enough player in his own right, which I think one could say makes it feel even more out of place to have half of his personal life is about a teammate of his. Thanks for any responses, in advance. La rodman (talk) 00:51, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The relevant policy would be WP:PROPORTIONAL, whether his relationship with Jordan is well oft-mentioned.—Bagumba (talk) 03:11, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]