did anyone ever see him play
is anyone here old enough to have seen maurice stokes play or have heard stories from other relatives about him. I am wondering if they exagerate his quickness and shooting esc . was he really able to get a rebound and dribble all the way down and lay it in as jack twyman said in They Cleared The Lane was he as good as the books such as They cleared the lane and tall tales suggest they also constantly say how he was a great jumpshooter but yet on basketball reference it states that he shot in the 30s percentage wise was it a perticular shot like a jump shot that hurt his persentage or was he just more of a passer and rebounder more than anything.
i guess what im really searching for though is the answer to one question how dominant was he inside and was his jumpshot good as i stated above. on sports hollywood it says where he ranked certain years in assists and rebounds but it never really states what caused the less than average shooting percentage
I'm still trying to figure out what the heck you are saying...
hes an old 50s player and i was just asking a simple question
Nobody shot that well in the old days. George Mikan shot 40.1%. Joe Fulks shot 30%, Bob Cousy shot 37.5%, Bill Russell shot 44% with Bob Pettit and Ed Macauley shooting 43.6%.
can you at least attempt to form a complete sentence? My brain hurts...
first of all joe fulks and mikan was before his time and other than cousy and dolph schayes no hall of famers from maurices days or beyond have shot in the 30s percentage wise and out of those 3 stokes was the lowest and probably the most talented despite that
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i would be shocked if any of you can come up with one player whos a hall of famer whos career started in the 50s who shot as low as those 3 guys im not saying maurice wasnt great he was going to be one of the top few ever but he just didnt shoot as well as many others
if u can answer that question i will not say another word on this page but its an impossible question
despite these facts though stokes and cousy are two of the 20 greatest of alltime if stokes had full career every player has a weakness and lebrons is that hes not good enough to win without two other superstars on his team well no i guess bosh isnt my mistake
What are you saying? What are you talking about? What are... nevermind. Peace.
well i asked a simple question to try to hear others thoughts on this esquisite talent
just admit that you cant answer that question i was just wondering why maurice shot so low whether it was poor jumpshots percentage or what it was but anyone that says noone shot good back then is wrong
well i guess i won this argument, ChrisP
this guy was hands down betetr than lebron at basketball
Dolph Schayes shot 38% for his career.
as i said schayes stokes and cousy are the onl;y ones i can think of already said him
the answer to this question has to be someone without the last name stokes schayes or cousy and a hall of famer that started their career 1950 or later
How the hell did Wilt play 48.5 minutes a game in 1961-1962? I mean, it takes an awful lot of overtimes to get over 48. And he did play 80 games that season, so how the hell is that possible?
that is truely amazing
Vern Mikkelson shot 40.9% for his career from 1950-1959.
Arbus Risen shot 37.5% in his career from 1948 to 1958.
thats great but first of all the 30s come before the 40s and second of all arnie risens career started in 48 we are striving for 50 or beyond
i gave u a point for mikkelson though because hes close which i didnt realize he was so low good job
players in his time no doubt all shot bad but most was around 40 which is still aweful but
Okay, after taking a trip to google, I found that the Philly Warriors, played 5 one OT games, a 2OT game, and a 3OT game. I am assuming that OTs were also 5 minutes back than so using mental math, I believe Wilt sat 10 minutes the WHOLE season. Using the above link, Id like someone to confirm that, but that is crazy. Brian Scalabrine sits more in the first 10:01 of every game than Wilt did that whole season.
In his career from 1948 to 1955 Jim Pollard shot 35.5% in the NBA.
this kid needs to figure out what a period (.) is, not the monthly one
1948 is not 1950 or after