Originally Posted by Rake2204
Ron Artest tried that once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTExxfyX_0c
However, while Ron Artest is an NBA skilled 6'8'' monster, the issue for most of us trying to drive is the fact that NBA defenders would not allow it. I have to be honest, most amateur defenders I've faced have not been great. That said, there's been some amateur guys, a few shorter than me (I'm 6'3'') who were just flat out strong, quick, and physical enough to not really even allow me to get a step to the bucket without them waiting for me. And those guys weren't that great, so to picture a 6'6'' NBA defender picking me up... I am not getting to the hole off the dribble ever. So creating a chance to get fouled would never happen.
Ron Ron with his drives to the rim. I know he's a beast and all, but in this vid, he is straight up playing like an amateur....and look, he made a few :) I agree that it would be incredibly difficult to get to the rim, but with some help from teammates within the system, it should be possible. We aren't talking about 10+ points....just 1 or 2
A good point was brought up about conditioning. We are assuming top shape, in order to score. My conditioning right now, wouldn't allow me to score on 5 year olds looool.