Re: Happy Birthday to an Underappreciated All Time Great
From what I've read, it seems like he may have been the second best defensive center of the era behind Russell, and maybe the best post defender.
2 all-defensive 1st teams, 3 all-defensive 2nd teams and he was 2nd in MVP voting in 1967, the same season that he got to the finals.
Had a TRB% of 18% in 1973 at 31 years old and was one of the best rebounders of his era. Plus, I've heard he was a good passer and jump shooter.
Would love to see some game footage of Thurmond in his prime. That Barry and Thurmond duo must've been great.
Last edited by ShaqAttack3234 : 07-26-2011 at 12:43 AM.