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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Quote Originally Posted by Marchesk
    Dale Ellis? Has the same FG% as Durant for his career, and shot 40.3% from beyond the arc. He didn't shoot as many 3s, but then again players didn't back then. Still, it's not that big of a difference (1.4/3.5 compared to 1.6/4.4).

    1989:

    27.5 ppg on 50.1 / 47.8 / 81.6 (4.1 3PA's per game)

    That man could really shoot that thing... Pretty tall for a SG, athletic, strong, extremely quick release, great off-ball moving really quickly, good post-game and inside moves too... After an early prime, got traded become a journeyman and went through constant injuries, though. Only area in terms of shooting that he wasn't elite was at the FT line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solefade
    top 10 is arguable of who was more athletic but all of the damn scrubs are athletic today..gerald green would be a superstar in the 80's/90's


    You don't even know more than a dozen players from back then but keep talking bullshit.

    Just like Orlando Woolridge, Darryl Dawkins or Terence Stansbury(cut from the league), so on... were superstars, right?

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Quote Originally Posted by NumberSix
    The guy on the left.

    Agreed. Patrick Ewing was very overrated, and was barely better than Alonzo Mourning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAQisGOAT
    Wouldn't really say better but definitely same level... KJ is very overlooked as an athlete, before injuries he was very explosive, quick and could really get up.
    KJ dunked on the greatest shot blocker of all time. Baron Davis dunked all over prime Kevin Garnett. KJ and B Diddy athleticism > Westbrook and Rose athleticism.

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Agree

    MJ, Pippen, Rodman, Hakeem, Shaq, Robinson, Ewing, Malone, Kobe, etc are more athletic and has more skills than player today..

    Who do you think are better than those guys today?

    LeBron ugly duckling post up, Dwight who would lose against a telephone pole in 1v1 match, Wade, James Harden.. LOL

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Quote Originally Posted by MiseryCityTexas
    KJ and B Diddy athleticism > Westbrook and Rose athleticism.
    Stop.

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    when everyone starts taking 3s
    it's the guy who can draw the contact and makes the 2 that becomes rare and valuable

    when everyone can draw the contact and make the 2
    guys who can make the 3s without doing a lick of anything else all of sudden are praised for and is an "odd" rarity especially if he plays defense too.


    balls don't lie

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Quote Originally Posted by DonDadda59
    Is that true though? look at the mid 90s:

    93-94
    Robinson
    Shaq
    Hakeem
    Dominique
    Malone
    Ewing
    Richmond
    Pippen
    Barkley
    Mourning

    wow

    it was common knowledge that big men were the better players during the 90s , but now we receive word that it wasn't just that , , they were the better athletes as well . . . w o w . . . when was the last time giants were the better athletes and players . . . sure as hell wasn't the 70s with doc and david walkin around . . . . certainly not the run n gun dunk 80s of magic bird and young Jordan and Dominique . . . hahaha , , , , , y'all know

    looking at that list

    7 of the top 10 are f/c with five true centers

    the logical question becomes

    given the entire decade starting with

    Jordan - pippen - Dominique

    can you name just 2 other players before you called the names

    kobe
    LeBron
    vince
    tmac
    rose
    wbrook
    Iverson
    Durant
    wade

    cause you can easily rattle off a few bigs

    Duncan
    kg
    Dwight
    cwebb
    blake
    and prime
    shaq

    that actually dominated by winning



    ray allen can't list

    but mitch Richmond is like top 5




    that niqqas crazy

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    KJ was an incredible athlete, I remember watching that game and literally slid off my couch when he dunked on Hakeem.

    This thread needs more Shawn Kemp though, he's more athletic than any big man in the NBA right now.





    A younger Chris Webber too ... IMO, Blake Griffin would not be able to guard him. Tremendous hands and mobility for a dude that big.

    The bigs of the 90s just eat modern bigs alive, Roy Hibbert is a clumsy f*ck, but he's a top 3-4 big in today's sad NBA.

    Barkley and Rodman were incredible athletes in their own way too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiseryCityTexas
    Agreed. Patrick Ewing was very overrated, and was barely better than Alonzo Mourning.
    You obviously didn't watch a lot of Pat. He would shit on all of today's centers and be a Top 5 player in today's league.

    He was way better than Zo.

    Just check his stats.

    In his prime, he would have been a 30 ppg scorer in today's league, easily.

    Compare his to the numbers of All star center Roy Hibbert.

    Now, he is overrated.

    Ewing was a monster.

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    Those short shorts gave the 90's players an unfair advantage. You can maneuver a lot better in those than with the long baggy shorts of today

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    Default Re: 90s athleticism/skills > today

    its the same.

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