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post #11026 of 18042
now you guys have me on an old school dunk video search

remember this guy in atlanta?
post #11027 of 18042
My favorite Wilkins quote (about the brother). "If Gerald Wilkins were better at finishing on the fast break, he would be a decent one-dimensional player."

'niqe was amazing to watch, but I was never a huge fan of his overall game.
post #11028 of 18042
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The overhype of the Knicks and Pistons brawl style has lead, in many ways, to the backlash on that style of physical defense we see now. The ultimate intent was to slow down Jordan and it failed, while setting hoops back.

Exactly right. Zero nostalgia for 90's basketball. Teams play pretty complicated team defense these days.
post #11029 of 18042
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I don't know about overhype. Detroit was playing that way before Jordan and the Celtics weren't exactly a run and gun team when they were busy playing for chips against LA. I think the East was typically a brawl style (Philly, NY, Indiana, Miami etc) and the West considered more run and gun. The game doesn't have to grind to a halt but guys seem to get to basket now with a bunch of defenders just watching them. Anyway, enough of that. I love Dikembe and the man was a tremendous shot blocker which meant that everyone went out every game trying to dunk in his face to show him up. Here are some great contested dunks against him. I appreciate this more than the lob city type stuff that goes on now.

I don't argue that D is less prevalent recently--with the rule changes for zones, you allow for leas on the ball press and more willingness to allow shooters better long looks. But the move from physical to borderline mugging did no one any favors and skilled teams like Houston or San Antonio still overcame the Force style.

Love the Dikembe vid and that he made people want to try and dunk on him.
post #11030 of 18042
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now you guys have me on an old school dunk video search

remember this guy in atlanta?



That dunk on Bird was the nuts. He sat there for a moment and I know what he was thinking.
post #11031 of 18042
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Love the Dikembe vid and that he made people want to try and dunk on him.

It was more than that.

Agents tell their guys not to be in the poster. Dikembe was immutable. The finger wag meant that no posterization would stick.

Now, Kendrick Perkins, not so much. I still think of him getting straddled, even though I love him.
post #11032 of 18042
Burn Baby Burn
post #11033 of 18042
Whelp, we're fucked.
post #11034 of 18042
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now you guys have me on an old school dunk video search

remember this guy in atlanta?

The # 5 dunk is amazing, double clutch two handed jam in traffic.
post #11035 of 18042
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post #11036 of 18042
well, while the Knick are busy sinking, I'm on a nostalgic dunks trip.

This is for Dopey. Physically, Kemp was like a LeBron but he did not have LeBron's basketball skills. I can't recall though, anyone that was as relentless as him once he decided he was going to the basket and I still have not seen anyone dunk on a reverse like Kemp did. He made it seem like a layup.



I was never a big Clyde fan, that Portland team was so unlikeable (Porter/Kersey) but I think he was an underrated player as people got caught up in all the dunks and stuff but the man could dunk. I think in one of the dunks here he takes off at the free throw line.
post #11037 of 18042
that facial on david robinson was great
post #11038 of 18042
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that facial on david robinson was great

How do you like the streak my other team has put together?

Burn Baby Burn
post #11039 of 18042
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post


This is for Dopey. Physically, Kemp was like a LeBron but he did not have LeBron's basketball skills. I can't recall though, anyone that was as relentless as him once he decided he was going to the basket and I still have not seen anyone dunk on a reverse like Kemp did. He made it seem like a layup.


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Good stuff. More's the shame he went and turned into Terry Forster.
post #11040 of 18042

Interesting article...

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/nba-hall-famer-adrian-dantley-works-school-crossing-192932360--nba.html

 

 

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"He doesn't need the money," a Dantley associate tells me. The guard-forward was legendarily cheap during his long and fruitful NBA career, and he still lives nearby in a home he purchased in 1990 for $1.1 million, one that a former agent said "was virtually free and clear" of debt back in 1996.

 

"He's not going to just sit around," the associate continues, "and he just doesn't want to pay health insurance." Turns out that NBA veterans aren't provided health insurance by the league, not even all-timers like Dantley. Crossing guards in Montgomery County, however, are. [...]

 

On a recent morning I was sitting in a car at the intersection that Dantley guards, and just minutes before the first period bell was to ring, I saw him lunge in front of a running youngster, who was oblivious to everything but her own fear of tardiness, and keep the kid out of the path of a turning automobile. He went about this lifesaving task with all the effort he'd put into stopping Isaiah Thomas from driving to the basket or David Falk from touching a paycheck. It was as if the gods wanted me to know Dantley's not on anybody's dole.

 

Haha, is health insurance really that much of a nuisance to pay?

 

Glad to see he's being productive, though.  Back in his day, he was one of the best scorers to grace the game.  Never dunked, but had a whole arsenal of finesse moves that were awesome to watch.

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