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Old 10-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #52
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Default Re: Do some people really think Larry Bird couldn't dominate like he did, in this era?

Originally Posted by Owl
Like I said, burden of proof. You need evidence. Even in his rookie season his ft% was up on both of Larry's last two years in college (and his college career average). Thereafter his yearly ft%s never fell below his best year in college (and college seasons are short enough that there's more influence by luck, so I wouldn't think that one year would be more representative than the totality of his college career).

Right now if the evidence would seem to suggest it improved his shooting, not that I'm claiming it did, to be clear, I'm not claiming that it did. But you have to prove that got worse. With evidence, not just repeating the assertion.

Evidence? Ever played basketball? I know dudes that injured their fingers badly, crooked fingers after, and all of them were shooting as before. You don't go through that kind of injury like nothing.

Acting like FT% is everything to determine if you're a really great shooter or if improved your shooting.
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