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Old 01-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Steve Nash NT Card needs grammar check

I don't know how many people read the back of the cards on a Jersey/Auto card like the one I got from John Y., but here's what the back of the card reads:

"A fixture on the All-NBA teams throughout the 2000s, Nash is the only player ever to shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point distance and 90 percent from the foul line in four seasons. Only Larry Bird did it even twice. Nash fell just a few buckets shy in 2010-11 at 49.2 and 39.5 percent."

Just sharing 'cause I got a laugh out of it, overall SO satisfied with the card. Thanks John!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think it's improper...it's a bit awkward but I think it works...
Like - only Larry bird did it, but he only did it twice...saying no one else has even done it more than twice...
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He did it in four straight seasons....you're saying Bird did it for four straight seasons twice, so 8 times? I doubt it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In your best believe it or not voice - only larry bird did it even twice.
Saying he was the only one that even did it twice besides Nash who did it 4 times.

I don't think it's incorrect. Only larry bird even did it twice? Is that the correct way?
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I don't think it's improper...it's a bit awkward but I think it works...
Like - only Larry bird did it, but he only did it twice...saying no one else has even done it more than twice...
Well, Nowitzki and Mark Price also did it, so it would be wrong to say Bird was the only other player to do it.

It's definitely an error.

Not a huge one though. Pretty sure I've seen worse, but I can't think of specific examples.
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Well, Nowitzki and Mark Price also did it, so it would be wrong to say Bird was the only other player to do it.

It's definitely an error.

Not a huge one though. Pretty sure I've seen worse, but I can't think of specific examples.
Oh well if dirk and price have also done it twice then yes it is an error lol...

But grammatically it seems ok no?
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It's not saying he's the only one besides Nash to do it, and he even did it twice..it's saying he's the only other one to do it 2 or more times...Nash and bird are the only ones to do in multiple seasons. Which is exactly what it's saying...
Nash has done it 4 times, but only one player has done it even twice. That makes sense right?
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Yeah, actually, that does make sense.

Could have been worded a lot better though...
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Yeah, actually, that does make sense.

Could have been worded a lot better though...
Definitely lol...but I don't think it's incorrect
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Technically, its grammatically correct but my god does that sound awful.
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guys...it's supposed to say

"Even Larry Bird did it only twice"

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guys...it's supposed to say

"Even Larry Bird did it only twice"

haha
honestly bro, its not. the way you said it makes less sense, its right on the card.

it's saying only larry bird could even do it twice. everyone else who has done it has only done it once. think of it that way. but its right honestly...
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