Awesome! The Doc and David Thompson were so far ahead of their time athletic ability wise and the way they scored the ball. The Doc was indeed the greatest SF of all time for many years until Bird came along. Even now he still sits number two on the GOAT SF list. Lebron may be more talented, but if he retired today his legacy aint touchin the Doc's. And on top of it Dr.J was really the first NBA star to transcend the sport in the modern era. Modern meaning the advent of cable TV, the ABA adding elements to the NBA like the 3 point line, slam dunk contest, etc. And the NBA were planting the seeds for marketing their athletes unlike any other sport through Dr.J, Bird, and Magic. Dr.J came first and had that crossover appeal that spelled transcendant athlete and pitchman. Remember the Dr J. vs. Bird games? Or the Converse shoes? The only thing was many of those things came at the end of Dr.J's prime.
Well Doc was the blueprint for MJ to do that shit! MJ got the vision for his game scoring wise from Doc and David Thomspon. In terms of using freakish athletic ability to destroy defense. U gotta realize Doc was doing this shit 10-12 years before Mike even stepped foot in the NBA. In terms of freakish athletic ability and Batman scoring from the wing, guys like Doc, Thompson, and Hawkins were more ahead of their time than MJ ever was. MJ added the perfect fundamentals along with that to make him as a player the greatest of all time. And yes MJ was ahead of his time as well. But in terms of freakish athletic ability and Batman scoring as a package, Doc at SF and Thompson at SG were so far ahead of the times it wasn't even funny.
I was expecting a video of the greatest lay-up of all-time brought to us by Dr. J, but this was awesome, too.
Yep same here. It did end up being what many of us consider a "routine" double clutch and-1 reverse (if there is such a thing). But I thought starting it in the left hand and switching over was a real nice touch. That made the play for me.