Originally Posted by get these NETS
They lost the ring because, as well as they played team defense, when it counted these grown men...pro basketball players couldn't hit wide open shots.
Iverson drew so much defensive attention that at various times Eric Snow and other perimeter players were unguarded.
the only player who could be trusted to hit a jumper on that 6er team was McKie...
Snow was usually terrible.. but his on ball defense and team leadership was great..
Ty hill? couldnt hit water from a boat... He was a rebounder and a trashman though
Mutombo was erratic.. he would get comfortable with his sky hook once in a while, and I remember LB forcing him the ball waay too much in the post... But he was one hell of a rebounder and he helped AI by covering the paint while Iverson played the passing lanes
George Lynch... we called him 'nails' ..... he was a hard core defender but he wasnt a scorer... he played hard but couldnt shoot.. one of my favorite guys on that team
kukoc was great when he was here, but LB hated him because he played no D.. I remember one game we were down by 2 with the clock running out... Kukoc caught it on the baseline in the far corner and instead of shooting to tie, he tried to step behind the 3 and win the game
.... LB went ballistic
I dont even think Kukoc got the ball outta his hand in time...