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Old 01-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

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Power Forwards don't run off screens like Reggie Miller or Rip Hamilton:







PF's don't shoot this way (shot-creating moves, pull-up style & form)












Power forwards don't playmake from the perimeter:










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PF's can't consistently attack the basket from the perimeter:








But these things were standard in Larry Bird's game, which is why he is a wing player, not a PF (although obviously, he can play PF if needed) - PF's in today's game like Duncan, Blake, Davis, etc. do not play like this... only wings do.

If guys like Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow, and many other 3-and-D robots can play the wing position, then Bird is a wing player deluxe in today's game.

And Bird was defended by mostly wing players, including Dennis Rodman, Cliff Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Dominique Wilkins, Bobby Jones, Michael Cooper, Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, James Worthy, Rodney McCray, Jerome Kersey Horace Grant and Brad Sellers - all these guys are shown trying and failing to defend Bird here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msEmcemLR7M

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

LArry Bird is talked about as the greatest small forward ever, what are you talking about...
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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LArry Bird is talked about as the greatest small forward ever, what are you talking about...

A lot of people think he would play PF in today's game... when all the things he did were wing-player things
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Default Re: Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

Bird was a SF, what's your point?

PS: I was waiting for the part you go out your way to prop up Jordan.
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3ball, you're a cunt.

Not even a cool one.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:34 AM   #6
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A lot of people think he would play PF in today's game... when all the things he did were wing-player things
He could play pf in todays game. Have you seen the small ball lineups?
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Default Re: Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

Centers are not usually that short or fast, that's why Nate Robinson is a guard, not a center.
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3ball having a harder time carrying all these L's than Jordan had carrying the Wizards to the playoffs.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:38 AM   #9
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Default Re: Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

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He could play pf in todays game. Have you seen the small ball lineups?

but he would be mainly a small forward in today's game - it's obvious that most of the things in Larry's game are wing player qualities.

obviously, if he didn't play like a wing, and instead played like duncan, blake or davis, he would be mainly a power forward in today's game...

but he doesn't play anything like them - he plays like a wing, so he'd be a wing in today's game, not a PF - he wouldn't be Chris Bosh or Matt Bonner spreading the floor like some robot - he would be playmaking just like he did in his era.
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That is a lot of effort to make a point about something nobody is arguing against
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That is a lot of effort to make a point about something nobody is arguing against

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Oh, people argue against it - they think Bird would be a PF in today's game... Well, let me know when Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Aldridge or Davis ever make a pull-up three in transition like a wing-player.

Let me know if they ever acquire a wing player's moves to get off a pull-up jumper, or the smoothness of a wing player's fadeaway style and shooting form....

Let me know when they're an expert playmaker on the perimeter or running off screens like Rip Hamilton.
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niggga fck you and your thread.

if duncan played instead of karl malone on those jazz squad your boy jordan would've lost in both them finals. real talk.
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Michael Jordan is a ****ing sensitive ass *****. He'd get bullied by Lebron James and he'd go home and cry to his mammy.
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Default Re: Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis (PF's) Don't Play Like This

But LeBron does.
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Did 3ball really just call Horace Grant a wing?
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