Originally Posted by PHILA
This is backwards. While he couldn't fly and dunk with great creativity or shoot those long flashy 3 point shots, his overall floor game was as good any player of all time from a technical standpoint. His defense was underrated as well. A few weeks ago Sonny Hill told a story on his radio show of how Earl Monroe told him after his rookie year he had to bulk up in the off season after playing against Oscar, who could physically control him on the defensive end to the point where he couldn't do anything effectively. Though this could be attributed to the handcheck. He may be the strongest guard to ever play physically. There were some opponents who related incidental contact with him to being hit by NFL legend Jim Brown. In the video example below, look how he bumps off powerful forward Chet Walker with great ease and grace. In the following play, Wali Jones (an aggressive in your face defender ala Payton) is completely helpless on the baseline against Oscar, who makes it look so incredibly easy.
I didn't really bother to read his rankings, but you're right about that post up ranking being exactly backwards..