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Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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I'll give you my opinion on them as my most memorable accounts are from those eras.

Maybe stick to one player at a time please

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #32
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Bernard King.

I've loved watching some of his old high scoring games available online.

How great would he have been if he wasn't injury prone ? Where does the rest of his game rank, besides scoring (defense, passing, intangibles, etc..) ? Is he currently the best ex-player out there that isn't in the Hall of Fame ?

King played in era where the SF was the deepest most talented position in basketball .....multi talented scorers......and he was as good of a scorer as anyone of them.

played with assorted pieces and parts and never a good team, which is why he had to score so many points..

UNGUARDABLE.....cat quick first step..moves, counter moves....shooting range...



I think post Jordan, players are held to different standards

there were always your high scoring guys, but they usually never won anything.

Jordan set out to prove that wrong.....went after it on both sides of the ball,,and still scored tons of points

so in retrospect people look at high volume scorers differently....like they are lacking something, but in reality they do what they do best...

george gervin was a scorer.....


.those 80s SFs were scorers..bernard king was a scorer...alex english...dantley.....dominique, mark aguirre,
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #33
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That handchecking made it harder to score in the 80's and 90's. People tend to believe nowadayws that Offensive players today couldn't cope with the physicality of the 80's and that guys like Kobe or Lebron would be stifled by handchecks. But back then offensive numbers were greater despite there being hand checks. I don't think hand checks gave any better advantage. It only worked well for post defenders. You couldn't hand check a guy facing up. Defenses are tougher today due to the diversity and more focus on 1 on 1 defending.


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Old 08-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #34
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #35
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wouldn't go that far


quick, athletic guy...played on some pretty well balanced Cavs teams so he never had to carry the load..so his scoring never rivaled Jordan's but he was an explosive exciting player

good hoops IQ also, which is why Bulls eventually picked him up

He was looking like the next best thing to MJ briefly when he went to the Clippers before blowing out his knee.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #36
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could the pistons have still won their titles if they hadnt traded aguirre for dantley?
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #37
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Were the players outside of the stars as good as they are today? I REALLY doubt it. Hence why I think the past is overrated.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #38
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could the pistons have still won their titles if they hadnt traded aguirre for dantley?

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Were the players outside of the stars as good as they are today? I REALLY doubt it. Hence why I think the past is overrated.

It was better. Less teams. Most guys went to college for 4 years, 3 at least. Few went pro earlier than that.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:09 AM   #39
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #40
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It was better. Less teams. Most guys went to college for 4 years, 3 at least. Few went pro earlier than that.


also..and this is a big factor....it was RARE that a player, even a top pick...would start RIGHT away..unless he was a big man

they sat and apprenticed their position for games or a year or two..playing behind vets and learning the game while playing AND watching

I think because teams made longer term investments in players, they gave them more time to really develop

hard to beleive but john stockton, drexler, didn't start right away
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also..and this is a big factor....it was RARE that a player, even a top pick...would start RIGHT away..unless he was a big man

they sat and apprenticed their position for games or a year or two..playing behind vets and learning the game while playing AND watching

I think because teams made longer term investments in players, they gave them more time to really develop

hard to beleive but john stockton, drexler, didn't start right away

Not hard to believe knowing the Jazz organization. First time I saw Stockton I thought they should have traded Rickey Green who was coming off an all star berth and had value. They ended up losing him later in the expansion draft.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #42
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what about dino radja? he was like a 15 and 8 guy for bos and then just disappeared one year.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #43
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what about dino radja? he was like a 15 and 8 guy for bos and then just disappeared one year.

ah Dino Radja...just read this stupid statement "past is overrated" while there is not even a single interior player today who can match Dino's skillset...and he was not even a top 5 PF.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #44
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Dino could ball.
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