Originally Posted by Psileas
When it comes to the bolded one, and going by the rest of your quote, this must just have been good sportsmanship on behalf of the professionals, letting 19 year old amateur kids beat them...
No, Galis wasn't in his prime in the early 80's, unless you also believe that Jordan was at his absolute prime in '87, because of averaging a career-high in scoring (and that's after an injury, btw). Galis' absolute prime came somewhat late in his career, between '87 and '90 and would last a bit more if he didn't get a pretty serious foot injury that prevented him from playing in the 1990 World Championship. When the injury healed, he still averaged 37.0 ppg for the 1990-91 season, at the age of 34.
Finally, I'm not comparing the 2, but you know damn well that Team USA would still
easily win the gold medal with Galis in young Jordan's place and that Greece of the early 80's would still not be a powerhouse with young Jordan in Galis' place.
why all of a sudden
Galis is relevant here
Seton never even made to March Madness
When Galis was playing there
You look at Seton Hall retired numbers
you don't see Galis jersey
Hanging around the rafters.
Galis never played for USA
Because he can't even lead team
in the NCAA tournament
Why you putting his numbers in Europe
Like it was supposed to mean something
McAdoo who can't even get an NBA gig
His corpse was transplanted over
and dominated in the same time frame.
26 and 10 and the title.
Something Galis could never accomplished.