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Originally Posted by billsayers View Post

Put aside your personal bias and consider Iverson's professional accomplishments.
League MVP, ROY, 4 time scoring leader, 3 time steals leader, career 26.7 PPG, career 6 assists per game.
You question Iverson's being inducted to the HOF when guys like Calvin Murphy and Bill Walton are in the hall?
It is clear you are not a fan but to question whether he belongs in the HOF is pretty ridiculous.

He had a terrible shooting percentage, and he played in the HORRIBLE Eastern conference. His stats would of been less in the West. Not to mention he had one of the greatest coaches of all time, and if the great Bruin Bill Walton stayed as healthy as Iverson, it wouldn't even be debatable.
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http://www.nba.com/video/games/jazz/2016/04/05/0021501161-sas-uta-recap.nba/

 

http://www.nba.com/video/games/warriors/2016/04/05/0021501163-min-gsw-recap.nba/

 

I went to watch the highlights of last night's SAS and GSW games on NBA.com, but who is this new commentator? 

post #24934 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

He had a terrible shooting percentage, and he played in the HORRIBLE Eastern conference. His stats would of been less in the West. Not to mention he had one of the greatest coaches of all time, and if the great Bruin Bill Walton stayed as healthy as Iverson, it wouldn't even be debatable.

did you forget that he played in Denver where he basically put up the same stats with better efficiency at age 32/33. imagine if he was there from the start of his career.
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But he was a jackass, guys. Discussion over.
post #24936 of 27206
That crossover on MJ gets him in the HOF
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As great as that crossover was, I still credit MJ for his defense on that. Look how close he still gets to the ball.
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

did you forget that he played in Denver where he basically put up the same stats with better efficiency at age 32/33. imagine if he was there from the start of his career.

Wasn't he playing with Melo? I am sure that helped his efficiency a bit.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

But he was a jackass, guys. Discussion over.

You mean he was really,, really, black and made the white folks nervous.
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

You mean he was really,, really, black and made the white folks nervous.

More ghetto than black. He made the league nervous.
post #24941 of 27206
He didn't like to talk about practice
post #24942 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

But he was a jackass, guys. Discussion over.

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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

You mean he was really,, really, black and made the white folks nervous.

Since when are these things mutually exclusive?
post #24943 of 27206
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Originally Posted by ballmouse View Post

With 2 games left vs the Spurs they could potentially go 71-11. But I don't see them losing any of the 2 games left vs the Grizzlies so I think they still stay in 1st place.

There's still a chance that 2 teams finish with at least 70 wins...

I don't see them losing twice to the Spurs.

But fuck the record. I'd love to see them rest all the starters when they play in SA. They look tied and mentally worn down. All season long there have been records on the line, it will be kind of nice to put all that to bed and just focus on the one record that really matters.
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Rest the starters. Give looney some minutes. And what happened to Ian Clark? I haven't seen him play much.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Rest the starters. Give looney some minutes

I've probably told this story before, but I'll go ahead and tell it again because fuck you.

A guy I knew growing up was a walk-on at UCLA for a few years before transferring to a smaller school where he could get some real playing time. He told me that if you play a few minutes but don't do anything of statistical significance, your name doesn't get into the official record books.* So on those occasions when he'd get into the game at the end of a blowout (this was back in the day when the blowouts were usually in UCLA's favor), he'd immediately look to hack somebody as a way of making his mark and saying "see, I was here." If he could get a shot or a rebound all the better, but his theory was fouling somebody was the one thing totally within his own control.








*Not sure exactly what constitutes the "official record book" for NCAA basketball. Obviously, newspaper (dating myself) box scores and the like generally do include players with a line like 2 minutes played, 0 shots, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 fouls. But presumably there's a more compact, official record that's a bit less inclusive. Or that could be wrong. I never checked the accuracy of this premise, because (1) not sure why he'd lie; (2) even if he was wrong, the anecdote still works; (3) don't care -- see fuck you, supra.
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