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Old 07-26-2011, 02:39 AM   #10
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Default Re: Happy Birthday to an Underappreciated All Time Great

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Originally Posted by andgar923
Nate who?


Thurmond. The #2 defensive center to ever play only behind Russell. Of course you have also stated that stiffs like Cartwright & Bynum had a better fadeaway shot and balance than Chamberlain.


At 0:16 mark below we can see a 1965 game where Chet "The Jet" Walker makes an entry pass to Chamberlain for his shot over 6-8, 230 lb Bud Olsen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmFG5bIb7Z4



Nov 12, 1965

In a candid interview in the current issue of a national magazine San Francisco Warrior star Nate Thurmond rates other stars around the league:

Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell -- "Chamberlain and Russell are the top centers. Wilt is the best offensively. When he shoots that fadeaway jumper, he's impossible to defend.
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