Originally Posted by plupiter
You're right, but I'm just pointing out there was a context in which he scored those points, and that when you watched him he was maddeningly one-dimensional and limited in what he could do outside of his footwork in the post. I guess you could say the same of Dominique Wilkins, but I still feel Dominique was a better rebounder and didn't hold the ball so long.
There were two other proven scorers on that team. John Drew averaged 20 for his career, and Dr Dunkenstein has already been listed as underappreciated in this thread.
Yeah, I guess if you want to try to compare him to other player's with those stats I see your point. I still think he sort of had to be the blackhole though. I was pretty young back then, so things are a bit blurred... I do know that John Drew didn't last long, having his drug problems off and on and then getting kicked out of the league, and Dr. Dunkenstein blew out his knee and was never the same. You were left with Rickey Green, Thurl Bailey, Bobby Hansen, Mark Eaton and guys like that, someone had to score.