I think SA sweeps NJ with KG (haha only kidding). I honestly believe though, to some extent, that with KG, the Spurs would have been SO dominant that most games would not be close in the first place, and that his lack of crunch time wouldn't have even mattered. This is all just speculation, clearly.
I also think that they woud've beaten Detroit, but I'm a lot less certain about that one.
I feel like we've had this discussion before and we just disagree. Point of all this being that Duncan and KG are both franchise players. lol
I will say that I think KG had more offensive moves, even in the post, than Duncan. KG spent a LOT of time working with McHale and he had a phenomenal array of turnarounds, little hooks, etc. Duncan was just way better at executing his bread-and butter post moves.
I love how when Dirk does his turn arounds, etc. it's kind of worshipped, but we don't have the same awe of KG's turnarounds. His turnarounds were just as impossible to defend, although Dirk does seem to knock them down at a higher clip. (not gonna look up those stats).
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i did not realize that was you! good sruff
@MikeyV, I am probably late on this, but who is that in your pic?
Franchise players are guys who can get you 50wins or more each year while knowing that they are going to be able to give a you fighting chance at a title year in and year out while being able to be marketable. There is more to being a franchise player than winning, gotta be able to carry a franchise off the court as well IMO.
It is DeAntony "The Black Mamba" Thomas:
This much slept on post gives some background info. If you did not know, I went to the University of Oregon and bleed green and yellow. Well, DeAnthony apparently did receive the nickname in Pee Wee Football, given to him by none other than Snoop Dogg, whose son is the same age. The pic is of DeAnthony "all Ducked out" in Oregon gear, from head to toe. He went to Crenshaw HS in LA, and he was considered one of the top football recruits in the nation and has incredible, blazing speed. He was originally committed to USC, but just before signing day, he visited the U of O and changed his mind. Well, now he will be learning the ropes from an incredible core of RB's, including last years leading rusher (and the real King James:) LaMichael James. GO DUCKS!
Thanks for the info, but sorry I am a Cal fan, GO BEARS!