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Old 03-16-2018, 02:37 AM   #16
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Yawn


15th season chest-2-chest poster vs elite Nurkic


5th season 'late defense' bubble gum card vs 80-90's scrubs
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:18 AM   #17
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Only in today's era do players get a full running start so frequently in half court sets, due to the open runways/wide open paints created by current spacing strategy and high screen rolls.

The open runway is seen at the beginning of Lebron's drive - the big man defender gets there in time, but Lebron already has a full running start.. In previous eras, the lack of spacing would've made the paint packed at the BEGINNING of Lebron's drive, thus preventing him from getting the running start he needs to get the dunk.

The lack of spacing in previous eras and resulting lack of frequent "runways" meant that posters had to occur in tighter quarters, necessitating 2-foot/vertical leaping.. Unfortunately, lebron is only an average 2-foot leaper, so he wouldn't have the same effectiveness that he has in today's cupcake, mickey mouse spaced courts










Don't forget this beast of a dunk on Jack Sikma:

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Old 03-16-2018, 04:23 AM   #18
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Don't forget this beast of a dunk on Jack Sikma:



Damn nearly as good as Ingles dunks. No shame tho coming second to him
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:42 AM   #19
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LeBron's dunk was impressive (Though I think the casual no-look he threw the other day was much better)

What you're referring to 3ball is the function of Defensive 3 seconds, you basically see Nurkic step out of the paint and try to hurry back to prevent the drive but there's not much you can do if a guy already has a full head of steam to the rim

I wouldn't call that a chest-to-chest dunk though.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:50 AM   #20
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You are right, here is Jordan getting dropped on his ass by the GOAT:

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:47 AM   #21
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You basically admitted that players today are more skilled. Draymond could shoot better than 90% of these 90s Bigmen.
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:00 PM   #22
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:08 PM   #23
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You are right, here is Jordan getting dropped on his ass by the GOAT:

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Old 03-16-2018, 12:56 PM   #24
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:01 PM   #25
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You are right, here is Jordan getting dropped on his ass by the GOAT:

Kareem wasnt the best player on his team for 3 of his 6 rings (82', 87', 88').. He wasn't even the 2nd best player for 2 of them

How many fmvp does he have..

The guy averaged like 13 ppg in some of his Finals but he compares to MJ?

yeah right

All-time points etc aren't as important - thats why no respects stockton's all time assists and steals records, or malone's 2nd all-time pts

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Old 03-16-2018, 01:19 PM   #26
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in the first gif OP posts as his evidence Jordan is literally alone on his side of the floor as he gets an open running start
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:22 PM   #27
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1-9 > missing the playoffs twice

If lebron had snuck in as the 8 seed in 2004 and 2005, he would've been swept by the champion pistons and be 0-8 to start his playoff career.

Heck the 07' spurs swept lebron's team, so the 05' pistons would do the same.. Anytime lebron's early cavs faced a champion, they lost and lebron played HORRIBLE: 35% shooting versus 07' spurs and 08' celtics, quit as favorite vs 10' celts.. Otoh, jordan broke records against the 80's celtics and took the bad boys to the limit, so he played better versus champions, as did his team
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:28 PM   #28
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in the first gif OP posts as his evidence Jordan is literally alone on his side of the floor as he gets an open running start
Actually, it shows mj dunking over a HOF center with no dribbles.. He just drop-steps upon the catch (one-step vertical)
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:16 PM   #29
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Old gramps jerking off to Jordan, again
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:17 PM   #30
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1-9 > missing the playoffs twice

If lebron had snuck in as the 8 seed in 2004 and 2005, he would've been swept by the champion pistons and be 0-8 to start his playoff career.


Heck the 07' spurs swept lebron's team, so the 05' pistons would do the same.. Anytime lebron's early cavs faced a champion, they lost and lebron played HORRIBLE: 35% shooting versus 07' spurs and 08' celtics, quit as favorite vs 10' celts.. Otoh, jordan broke records against the 80's celtics and took the bad boys to the limit, so he played better versus champions, as did his team
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The irony being that you bash LeBron for losing in the Finals while not recognizing that getting there is better the not getting there.

Can't have it both ways.
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