The stories are pretty popular yet some people still believe Shaq or even Dwight Howard is a better athlete than Wilt … sheesh.
This video brings in a lot of valuable components to the debate and there are more if the video were to be an hour long.
Honestly I thought other than Sabonis they could have been talking about Oscar Schmidt.
Thinking more about Portland, it seems unfathomable that they even blowing their chance at MJ, had 5 unbelievable center prospects in a 30 year period (Walton, Moses Malone [cut], Bowie, Sabonis, Oden) and only two of those worked out in any capacity for Rip City. Despite all those high picks in loaded drafts, they still have managed one of the highest winning percentages despite only one title. They surely have passed Philly for 7th all-time after that article was published. Their case for luckiest franchise of all time didn’t even mention that Sabonis had previously been selected by Atlanta but it was ruled illegal due to age requirement.
These are the best of the best at celebrating from deep.
NBA Finals Game 4 tonight, here’s to good basketball and appropriate celebrations.
In Bay Area sports radio, there are two stations. 680 is more San Francisco centered and has come to symbolize more traditional sports radio while 95.7 “The Game” is newer trying to appeal to a larger audience (larger age range and level of fan-ness).
On my way to work yesterday, possibly the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard on sports radio was made about the Mecca of basketball on one of these stations. It’s so embarrassing I won’t even say which morning anchor it was on which station because both have been roughing it lately now that they can’t just pop off about the 49ers QB of the present or coach of the past 3 years.
He was saying he thinks of Oakland as the basketball Mecca, with Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, and Bill Russell.
“New York is not the Mecca of basketball, like who really came out of there?” “And the Knicks have been bad for a while, no titles since 1973.” (Luckily his co-anchor pointed out the Warriors have 1 title and sucked for 20 years also.) And what college basketball do they play over there? (So clearly he never heard of the NIT, matinee doubleheaders at the Garden, and considers Oakland U better than NY area teams since clearly this does not extend outside the city limits).
West coast bias?