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24 minutes ago, Indy_Mike said:

You mean that guy that said I want Mo Cox?:lol:

 

Another guy said that Cox is better than Ebron, but me, I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Mo Cox.
 

Able to find soft zones in opposing defenses.
 

Thrusts himself repeatedly into game action without dragging his feet.

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