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Examples of old school NBA bigs who could play the modern game
Who are some NBA bigs from previous generations whose games would translate to the modern game?

I think these guys could be effective: Daugherty, Laimbeer, Olajuwon, Mourning. Anyone else? Is there anyone who'd be a dinosaur? Guys I can think of: Shaq, both Malones, Kareem, Chamberlain
03-26-2021 05:51 PM
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RE: Examples of old school NBA bigs who could play the modern game
Kind of had a discussion along those lines recently for forwards, guards, and centers.

Hakeem would have been nasty....

Mourning had the size and strength to not get pushed around....

Malone would have needed a good point guard like Stockton for the offensive side but defensively he would have ben fine.

Mt Mutombo would have been tough to get a shot by.

I think a lot of those greats would have had to have been in the right offensive scheme though to flourish on that side of the ball.
03-26-2021 08:59 PM
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Could the old school bigs developed their jumper to be 3-pt threats?
03-27-2021 04:13 PM
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Mark: dunno much about him.
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RE: Examples of old school NBA bigs who could play the modern game
Hakeem and Kareem would be fine. I doubt Laimbeer could succeed.
03-30-2021 07:24 AM
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Hakeem would be SCARY! Dunno if Kareem had the perimeter game.
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(03-30-2021 01:25 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Hakeem would be SCARY! Dunno if Kareem had the perimeter game.

Don't have to shoot 3's when you have an unstoppable skyhook.
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RE: Examples of old school NBA bigs who could play the modern game
(03-26-2021 05:51 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Who are some NBA bigs from previous generations whose games would translate to the modern game?

I think these guys could be effective: Daugherty, Laimbeer, Olajuwon, Mourning. Anyone else? Is there anyone who'd be a dinosaur? Guys I can think of: Shaq, both Malones, Kareem, Chamberlain

Laimbeer would last about 5 minutes before he did something that would end in a lifetime ban from the league
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Clpp: was he "McFilthy" or "McNasty"? Cuz, you're right about that.
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