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Old 09-17-2018, 11:46 PM   #31
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Reggie Lewis made the all star 1 time. Never made all NBA, no All Defensive, no MVP shares. He was not a 'special talent'. He was just a pretty good player.

He also probably didn't start much the first few years of his career (I think he played the same position as Bird).
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:33 PM   #32
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But....you clearly don't know. I won't waste my time on you. Go watch some film.

Reggie was a solid all around player. A big loss to the NBA at the time. Was one of my favorites to watch.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:41 PM   #33
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Some highlights from a nice piece written by Jackie MacMullen on the 20th anniversary of Lewis' passing...

Reggie Lewis was one of six players who, from 1988-93, posted at least 7,500 points, 1,500 rebounds, 1,000 assists and 500 steals. The other five -- Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Chris Mullin -- are all Hall of Famers.
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Joe Dumars on Lewis: He was long, athletic, smooth, he could raise up over you and shoot. He was a really good defender, too. He was a tough, tough cover. Man, he was a tough guy to guard. He was definitely the one, other than MJ, who was the toughest for me to figure out. He was so long, and you couldn’t really get physical with him, because he was so slim, and it always seemed like I was getting called for fouls. He was a great, great player.
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Regarding Jordan:

I called Jordan earlier this week to see if he had any recollections of a young Lewis blocking him four times.

"Oh, I remember it well," Jordan laughed. "He had my number that particular night."

Lewis, like so many young players of his generation, admired Jordan and hoped to emulate his ferocious commitment to the two-way game.

"It was clear the expectations for Reggie were very high at that time," Jordan said. "There was a lot of pressure on him, but it didn't seem to faze him at all."

Reggie Lewis was fearless in facing Michael Jordan, who said, "He shocked me a little bit."

In that March 31 game, as Jordan pulled up for his patented fallaway -- one of the most feared weapons in basketball -- Lewis waited patiently for MJ to launch himself, then stretched his arms and timed it so he deflected the ball just as Jordan released.

The block surprised Jordan, whose otherworldly elevation usually negated any chance of a rejected shot.

Most players weren't athletic enough to literally "hang" with Jordan. Lewis was one of the exceptions.

"He was a tough matchup," Jordan said. "He had those long arms that really bothered me.

"I was trying to be aggressive with him. I was trying to take advantage of his passive demeanor, but he didn't back down. He never relinquished his own aggressiveness.

"He shocked me a little bit."

As he so often did with young players, Jordan tried to verbally engage Lewis, yet Reggie wouldn't participate. He merely smiled and made a move to the basket.

MJ dismissed Reggie's initial block as an anomaly. When it happened again, this time on a pull-up jumper, Jordan became irked. The next time, he became concerned. And by the fourth time, on a lefty drive to the hoop, Jordan was irritated -- and somewhat spooked.

"His length confused me," Jordan conceded. "Every time I thought I had him beat, he'd recover and get up on me. When you have the skills to break someone down on defense and you can't, it makes you tentative offensively."

Here's where we pause for a moment to understand the magnitude of what Jordan is saying. The most dynamic scorer in NBA history is now admitting two decades later that he was shocked by what Reggie Lewis did to him, confused by his length and made tentative offensively.

How many other NBA players can lay claim to making Michael Jordan feel that way?
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #34
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He also probably didn't start much the first few years of his career (I think he played the same position as Bird).
uh...no.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:55 PM   #35
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All Games of MJ vs. Lewis, starting SG vs. starting SG:


.........................Date............MP...........FG%....REB...AST.....PTS

Michael Jordan....12/6/88.... 43:00:00........0.70........9........5........38
Reggie Lewis...... 12/6/88.... 43:00:00.......0.54........6........4........33

Michael Jordan.... 1/15/89.... 41:00:00.......0.56........9.......11........42
Reggie Lewis...... 1/15/89.... 40:00:00.......0.52........7........3.........32

Michael Jordan.... 11/4/89.... 34:00:00.......0.55........5........6.........24
Reggie Lewis...... 11/4/89.... 35:00:00.......0.42........2........2.........15

Michael Jordan.... 3/4/90..... 40:00:00.......0.47........6.......11........36
Reggie Lewis...... 3/4/90..... 28:00:00.......0.33........3........1..........8

Michael Jordan.... 4/17/90.... 36:00:00.......0.54.......11.......6.........35
Reggie Lewis...... 4/17/90.... 37:00:00.......0.84........3........2.........24

Michael Jordan.... 4/20/90.... 35:00:00.......0.72........8.......9..........45
Reggie Lewis...... 4/20/90.... 40:00:00.......0.52........7.......4..........28

Michael Jordan.... 11/6/90.... 45:00:00.......0.50........8.......12........33
Reggie Lewis...... 11/6/90.... 19:00 :00......0.71.........2........1........13

Michael Jordan.... 11/9/90.... 34:00:00.......0.68........5........6.........41
Reggie Lewis...... 11/9/90.... 35:00:00.......0.35........4........3.........11

Michael Jordan.... 2/26/91.... 35:00:00.......0.58........8........4.........39
Reggie Lewis...... 2/26/91.... 23:00:00.......0.62........3........1.........10

Michael Jordan.... 3/31/91.... 51:00:00.......0.33........7........9.........37
Reggie Lewis...... 3/31/91.... 53:00:00.......0.50........3........2.........25

Michael Jordan.... 11/6/91.... 38:00:00.......0.62........3........6.........44
Reggie Lewis...... 11/6/91.... 38:00:00.......0.47........3........2.........21

Michael Jordan.... 12/25/91.. 35:00:00.......0.42........8........5.........14
Reggie Lewis...... 12/25/91.. 34:00:00.......0.47........6........2.........20

Michael Jordan.... 3/11/92.... 35:00:00.......0.60.......13.......3.........32
Reggie Lewis...... 3/11/92.... 30:00:00.......0.28........8........1.........11

Michael Jordan.... 4/5/92..... 40:00:00.......0.42........2........2.........26
Reggie Lewis...... 4/5/92..... 38:00:00.......0.46........1........7.........21

Michael Jordan.... 12/5/92.... 37:00:00.......0.40........3........5.........24
Reggie Lewis...... 12/5/92.... 36:00:00.......0.26........5........1.........12

Michael Jordan.... 1/18/93... 30:00:00.......0.45........8........3.........29
Reggie Lewis...... 1/18/93.... 37:00:00.......0.50........2........1.........21

Michael Jordan.... 4/4/93..... 40:00:00.......0.60........5........2.........32
Reggie Lewis...... 4/4/93..... 44:00:00.......0.22........5........2.........11


MJ's Averages: 33.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.2 APG, 54.2% FG

Here is footage of MJ vs. Lewis, starting SG vs. starting SG - footage

Source of Data: http://www.basketball-reference.com/... #stats::none



Reggie did block MJ 4 times once tho
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:27 PM   #36
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Nice to see what happens when Jordan is guarded by legitimate athletes instead of scrawny white guys that look like computer technicians for once
Yeah I know...they played head to head 24 times total...MJ won twice as much going 16-8 while putting 36 ppg on Lewis while Reggie put 14 on MJ...other than that they were pretty much even
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:12 PM   #37
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:41 PM   #38
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So Bron Stans are gonna pull up any and every clip of MJ getting owned?

Well... good luck in trying to find some clips because it didn't happen often.

Bron getting owned on the other hand
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:03 AM   #39
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So Bron Stans are gonna pull up any and every clip of MJ getting owned?

Well... good luck in trying to find some clips because it didn't happen often.

Bron getting owned on the other hand

It's hilarious. There isn't a player in the history of basketball regardless of how good they are that hasn't been crossed over, dunked on, or some form of being 'owned' at *some* point or another.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:08 AM   #40
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Reggie Lewis was the 3rd best shooting guard in the league after MJ and Drexler (Dumars was an arguable case). He was better than Richmond, Miller, and Nick Anderson, who were the other top 2's.

Lewis was excellent on both ends.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:12 AM   #41
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I like OP a lot and appreciate his tasty little buns but he's full of shit sometimes.


In 24 games played against each other;

MJ: 35.7 PTS, 6.4 REB, 6.1 AST - .543 FG%

Lewis: 14.4 PTS, 3.5 REB, 1.8 AST - .471 FG%

Win / Loss Record in favor of MJ 16 - 8


I mean, if he was such an MJ stopper, why not just have him trail MJ every time they went head on. Well we know why... It's cause more times than not, MJ ate his food and sent him packing with a doggy bag shoved square up his ass.

Nearly 36PPG on 54% for Jordan.

"Jordan stopper"
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Those two defensive stalwarts like Belinelli made James change his shot and Nate Robinson blocked his shit
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