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Old 07-08-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA

1. Len Bias (University of Maryland Terrapins)
2. Earl Manigault (Rucker Park)

Who are some others?

Played in the NBA but missed prime

1. Arvydas Sabonis (Portland Trailblazers)
2. Drazen Petrovic (Portland Trailblazers, New Jersey Nets)

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Old 07-08-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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1. Len Bias
2. Earl Manigault

Who are some others?
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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should also be listed as greatest players to never play in the NBA in their prime.

- Arvydas Sabonis
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Default Re: Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA

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should also be listed as greatest players to never play in the NBA in their prime.

- Arvydas Sabonis

That was the 3rd name I thought of.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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Default Re: Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA

Len Bias
Bob Kurland
Hank Gathers
Earl Manigault
Herman Knowings
Marques Haynes
Pee Wee Kirkland
William "Pop" Gates
Maedowlark Lemon

(+probably a few young stars who never got to play in the old NBA because they were black).

And some great internationals who didn't have the chance:

Sergei Belov
Drazen Dalipagic
Krezimir Cosic
Radivoj Korac
Oscar Schmidt
Nikos Galis
Dejan Bodiroga
Manuel Raga
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Played in the NBA but missed prime

Maurice Stokes
Ralph Sampson
Roy Tarpley
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:26 PM   #10
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Default Re: Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA

I was thinking about Sampson, but idk because he did still play through most of his 20s. Adding Sampson would be a little like adding Walton.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA

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Len Bias
Bob Kurland
Hank Gathers
Earl Manigault
Herman Knowings
Marques Haynes
Pee Wee Kirkland
William "Pop" Gates
Maedowlark Lemon

(+probably a few young stars who never got to play in the old NBA because they were black).

Once again Psil is swishing his posts, great names. I will be posting some others when my mind clears up, names that only a handful will know, players from the parks of NYC and of the Rutger's Tournament who due to drugs, crimes or other factors never had their chance to shine in the NBA

By the by and by, Meadowlark and Curly will forever be looked at as clowns for their roles in the Harlem Globetrotters but they were fundamentally sound and skilled players, you have to in order to do what they did. Don't forget both Wilt and Hawk were Trotters. Several times in the 40s the Globetrotters played exhibition barnstorming games against the best pro all stars-all white of course and whupped them badly. similar to the "Negro" baseball teams whupping the major leagues all-stars. Satchell Paige struck out Ruth and Gehrig every time he faced them as well as other white stand outs of the era
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I was thinking about Sampson, but idk because he did still play through most of his 20s. Adding Sampson would be a little like adding Walton.

Yeah, I basically added him because of his damaged prime, not because he didn't play at all at this age.
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Connie Hawkins
Marvin Barnes - he wasted his talent away
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Drazen Petrovic is super cool player from Balkans, not Slovenia. He have played at NBA but so sadly he died in car accident from some stupid pig farm american driver!!!! >:-O

Arvydas Sabonis is best player of them ever. He pass like Magic, but have a shot like Reggie Miller, and hook like Kareem in at 7 feet tall 5 inches!!!!

I think Sabonis that is best player ever even best at MJ!!!

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