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Old 07-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #20
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Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon is beginning to become quite overrated here.

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Man Russell is overrated. He was an average offensive player. His best scoring season adjusts to less than 14 ppg with 40 mpg in the current NBA. Do Ben Wallace and Dikembe Mutombo get credit for dominating the defensive end?

He is not overrated. He was the leader of a team who won 11 titles. After he retired, his team missed the playoffs. He led a inferior team to beat a Laker team with Baylor, West and Wilt in 1969.

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He was an average offensive player

Maybe, but his team did not need offense. He did what was needed to win titles. Leadership and defense. He was arguably the best defender ever and second best rebounder ever. He was miles ahead of Ben Wallace or Mutombo.

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Do Ben Wallace and Dikembe Mutombo get credit for dominating the defensive end?

No. I guess it's maybe their were not the defensive anchor of a 11 time winning team.

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And there's no way Wilt ranks above Kareem either.

It's a toss up between them. Two monsters. When you say there's no way one is ahead of the other, you lost credibility.
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