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CavaliersFTW 09-04-2013 04:51 PM

David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
In their prime, who was better?

avonbarksdale 09-04-2013 04:55 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
can u maybe do a mock up of what their wing spans would look like compared to wilt?

fpliii 09-04-2013 04:57 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Not sure, I really like both players though. Neither guy lived in the paint enough that I'd win a championship (I think as a big, to be the first option offensively on a championship team, you have to be very willing and able in the post, unless your squad is exceptionally stacked offensively and it's more of a scorer-by-committee deal). Both are top 10 (maybe top 5?) defenders ever, and would be in my top 15-20 players in an all-time draft.

Legends66NBA7 09-04-2013 05:08 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Very similar players, like fpliii mentioned. You can't really go wrong with either player, but I think Robinson is better individually and better at his peak (although, that's pretty close too).

CavaliersFTW 09-04-2013 05:10 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by avonbarksdale
can u maybe do a mock up of what their wing spans would look like compared to wilt?

no, haven't found any good pics of Robinson or Garnett with their arms spread out holding a basketball but if you'd like I could maybe do a mock up of how hurt your butt is?

jzek 09-04-2013 05:23 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Robinson.

Garnett has the advantage in terms of mental toughness but from a pure basketball standpoint, Robinson was better in every category.

SamuraiSWISH 09-04-2013 05:29 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jzek
Robinson.

Garnett has the advantage in terms of mental toughness but from a pure basketball standpoint, Robinson was better in every category.

:cheers:

JimmyMcAdocious 09-04-2013 05:31 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
If I were building a team, I would take Robinson and never look back. I don't know if that answers your question at all.

KyleKong 09-04-2013 05:42 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Never saw Robinson play, but seeing highlights, stats, and accomplishments I'd take Robinson by a spider's ass hair.

Pointguard 09-04-2013 05:44 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
In certain situations KG... in others Robinson. KG, Duncan and Bowen would have been the best defensive team ever. But Duncan and Robinson overlap some where as KG could have been molded to fit in with Duncan better. KG would fit in with more team concepts and different situations where as Robinson would be a big time fit in others.

AlphaWolf24 09-04-2013 06:20 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
- Talent and Skill....probably lean towards Robinson...he could handle the rock like a SG( KG can too I guess....but Rob was faster )http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKVqpXl3M18

but mentally KG just seemed like a more engaged player.


- I would probably take KG over DRob if I had to start a team

Bigsmoke 09-05-2013 12:57 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
KG


Lmao at the dude who said robinson had better handles. KG played PG in some occasions. KG was a much better passer as well

rmt 09-05-2013 01:03 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
DRob is like KG on steroids - bigger, faster, stronger. Gosh, sounds like the Six Million Dollar Man.

bizil 09-05-2013 02:32 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Damn this is close. KG was just as good or a rebounder as David so I will call that a draw. Scoring I will take David. Passing I will take KG. Defensively, both are among the best to do it. David can defend the paint better while KG was more versatile, even playing many minutes early in his career at SF. I think skill for skill KG is likely the top 7 footer ever to play. But David is likely the most athletic and skilled CENTER ever along with Hakeem. So it might come down to David being a dominant center while KG was a dominant 7 foot PF who was actually a swiss army knife kind of player. I think it might actually come down to what u need. They are actually two different players when u think about it anyway. David while mad versatile and loved to faceup was still dominant as hell in the paint. KG is among the top 5-6 most versatile players ever and can plug more holes than David.

BlazerRed 09-05-2013 02:42 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Tough call, but I'd take Garnett. Dude is just a born competitor.

G-train 09-05-2013 02:49 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Robinson.
On another tier offensively to me, and protected basket as good as anyone ever.

Crystallas 09-05-2013 02:50 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Garnett, and it's not even close.

Pushxx 09-05-2013 10:17 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
KG

Pointguard 09-05-2013 10:51 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rmt
DRob is like KG on steroids - bigger, faster, stronger. Gosh, sounds like the Six Million Dollar Man.

Hard to argue there. But it would have helped if he had that steroid mentality. He was not tenacious or mentally strong - Rodman used to dog him hard about it. He definitely wasn't as skilled as KG, nor the leader. KG is also one of the smartest basketball ball players to ever play the game.

CavaliersFTW 09-05-2013 11:51 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pointguard
Hard to argue there. But it would have helped if he had that steroid mentality. He was not tenacious or mentally strong - Rodman used to dog him hard about it. He definitely wasn't as skilled as KG, nor the leader. KG is also one of the smartest basketball ball players to ever play the game.

^--- this is why I think, as much as I love the center position... i might side towards KG... the IQ and the aggression can go a long way. They're both so close though IMO that I may pick one or the other just depending on the day :lol

IGOTGAME 09-05-2013 11:55 AM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Kg was mentally fragile and ran from shots for a big part of his career. I find it funny at all of that was forgiven after he won that title with the Celtics.

Robinson was a better player. There isn't anything KG did better.

Pointguard 09-05-2013 12:33 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
^--- this is why I think, as much as I love the center position... i might side towards KG... the IQ and the aggression can go a long way. They're both so close though IMO that I may pick one or the other just depending on the day :lol

Yeah, a mood thing. as there are definitely times where I could roll with Robinson. Robinson with somebody like Nash would have been unbelievable.

redhonda76 09-05-2013 12:38 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
Kg was mentally fragile and ran from shots for a big part of his career. I find it funny at all of that was forgiven after he won that title with the Celtics.

Robinson was a better player. There isn't anything KG did better.


I agreed. I believe many probably never watch KG during his T-Wolve days. KG rarely takes the game winning shot or try to take the game over during crunch time. It was always Marbury, and Troy Hudson that stepped up.

Robinson wasn't any better. Both Rodman and Avery Johnson knew David was not a leader and both stated that he was weak mentally.

kuniva_dAMiGhTy 09-05-2013 12:43 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Prime KG, but at their ABSOLUTE peak? DRob all day. Just a flat-out better combination of offense and defense.

f0und 09-05-2013 12:59 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
the admiral

defensively, its a push. id personally give drob a slight edge.

offensively, drob was much better.

when drob was on his own, most of the time, his team was elite or borderline elite. when kg was on his own, his team always hovered around the lower half of the western playoff teams.

ProfessorMurder 09-05-2013 01:44 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by f0und
the admiral

defensively, its a push. id personally give drob a slight edge.

offensively, drob was much better.

when drob was on his own, most of the time, his team was elite or borderline elite. when kg was on his own, his team always hovered around the lower half of the western playoff teams.


:oldlol: Robinson 'on his own' still had guys like Avery Johnson, Mo Cheeks, Sleepy Floyd, Doc Rivers, Sean Elliot, Vinny Del Negro, Dominique Wilkins, Moses Malone, Dennis Rodman, Rod Strickland, Dale Ellis, Vernon Maxwell, and Chuck Person.

He had solid role players and most of those guys played multiple years with the organization. Mo, 'Nique, and Moses were near the end of their careers, but still.

WillC 09-05-2013 01:46 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jzek
Robinson.

Garnett has the advantage in terms of mental toughness but from a pure basketball standpoint, Robinson was better in every category.


:wtf:

Erm, except passing, dribbling and shooting.

Last time I checked, passing, dribbling and shooting were quite important in the game of basketball.

WillC 09-05-2013 01:47 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
Kg was mentally fragile and ran from shots for a big part of his career. I find it funny at all of that was forgiven after he won that title with the Celtics.

Robinson was a better player. There isn't anything KG did better.


See my post above.

Do you even watch basketball?

AlphaWolf24 09-05-2013 01:59 PM

Re: David Robinson vs Kevin Garnett
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigsmoke
KG


Lmao at the dude who said robinson had better handles. KG played PG in some occasions. KG was a much better passer as well



Robinson was a better open court player then KG...

KG might have him beat in the post...but with the ball DROB could create and get past his defender....better then some SG's


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