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Old 08-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

David Lee stats, good though not incredible defense, only one first team all NBA, no MVPs, no rings, simply a college player turned very good though never amazing pro.

What's the big deal on this guy? I'd take prime Pau, Duncan at center, etc. over him always.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

ISH, where Pau Gasol would be taken over Patrick Ewing and a 29/11/4blk on 55%fg with great defense at the best peak... is considered "never amazing".



It's fine to saying Ewing was overrated (I don't think he's the most overrated, though), but a lot of what was written was just shock value.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #3
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Default Re: Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

You can't be serious, he hardly ever gets talked about anymore and when he does people just focus on his shortcomings instead of remembering how great he was. There's literally no argument for him being underrated, it's actually the other way around.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

More like most underrated. His second option for several seasons was John Starks. He was out of his prime once Houston, Sprewell, LJ, and Camby came aboard. Ewing wasnt a joke. Old, hobbled Ewing outplayed a prime Zo.
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Get the f*ck out of here you 8 year old. Nobody talks about him.

Prime Ewing would be the best player in the league right now... At worst, second best.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #6
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Default Re: Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

Injuries ****ed him, in the 80s he was ridiculous.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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Get the f*ck out of here you 8 year old. Nobody talks about him.

Prime Ewing would be the best player in the league right now... At worst, second best.

I was agreeing with everyone at how underrated he was, and then you throw this shit out there. Best in the league? GTFO you nothing.
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Injuries ****ed him, in the 80s he was ridiculous.

Maybe thats part of it, because Im inclined to agree with OP based on what IVE seen of Ewing, which was pretty much all 90s Ewing. I dont know what the stats say, I always thought what I saw on the court was less impactful than what the hype would have you expect. Similar to how I always felt bout Jermaine O'neal except obviously Ewing was > JO.
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I was agreeing with everyone at how underrated he was, and then you throw this shit out there. Best in the league? GTFO you nothing.

Best or second best. Read much? He'd be in MVP talks every season.

He'd tear through every big out there right now.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Patrick Ewing - most overrated player of all time?

He was/is overrated but he was one of the top scorers in the league in his day. He wasn't the all around player that Hakeem and Robinson were though.
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He was/is overrated


Explain.


All he did was win in New York.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:00 AM   #13
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I was agreeing with everyone at how underrated he was, and then you throw this shit out there. Best in the league? GTFO you nothing.

With the lack of quality bigs these days, its possible
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All he did was win in New York.


They managed to win without him at times in the playofs as well though, hence Bill Simmons' "Ewing Theory" that sometimes guys who do the "visible" things in the stat sheet get more credit than what their true impact is. Similar to how Denver was the same team without Carmelo, the Lakers have been the same team when Kobe is out etc.
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They managed to win without him at times in the playofs as well though, hence Bill Simmons' "Ewing Theory" that sometimes guys who do the "visible" things in the stat sheet get more credit than what their true impact is. Similar to how Denver was the same team without Carmelo, the Lakers have been the same team when Kobe is out etc.
I know Silk will destroy you for your post but this is really the definition of a poster who just reiterates the garbage posted on this board and never watched.

Knicks do not beat the Heat in 99 without Ewing, he was battling through injuries and held his own, if not outplayed a prime Alonzo Mourning at the time. Knicks got to a 1-1 series against Indiana in the ECF with Ewing and did manage to win another 3 games against them without Ewing. This was due to the clash in styles and the fact that Ewing sitting enabled the more mobile Camby, LJ & Kurt Thomas to play in the front court and the quicker pace enabled them to beat the Pacers.

Ewing was a warrior in every sense of the word and it's a shame posters like you are allowed to voice your recycled, misinformed garbage opinions on the issue.

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