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Throwback feat. David Robinson’s Neighborhood

LOOK AT THIS UNLIKELY TRIO

LOOK AT THIS UNLIKELY TRIO

”If you can draft David Robinson and follow that up with Tim Duncan, that’s a couple of decades of very, very possible success unless you just screw it up. So it’s hard to take credit when circumstances have gone your way so consistently.”
- Greg Popovich: NBA Coach of the Year
(Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

”If you can draft David Robinson and follow that up with Tim Duncan, that’s a couple of decades of very, very possible success unless you just screw it up. So it’s hard to take credit when circumstances have gone your way so consistently.”

- Greg Popovich: NBA Coach of the Year

(Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

You think they coordinated their outfits?
@Suga_Shane 

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You think they coordinated their outfits?

@Suga_Shane

(post edit by Winston Wolfe: original .gif source: ForGIFs.com To clarify, the name of the site it was created on is at the bottom of the .gif, but a link was not supplied. Also, if you click the pic, it will take you to the 4gifs Tumblr.)

NBA Lockout Classics: 1995 Western Conference Finals, Game 6 - The Dream vs. The Admiral. 

Today on twitter I was asking about which move was greater, the Skyhook or the Dream Shake. The Skyhook was unstoppable and helped Kareem win 6 MVPs, 6 rings and finish as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader but the Dream Shake was something else. It was beautiful, it was masterful yet it was hard to master. It was such a great move that many of today’s low-post stars try to incorporate parts of it into their own arsenal while many others seek out Hakeem’s teachings over the off-season, yet no one has been able to master the Dream Shake like Hakeem. 

That’s what makes the move so great, it was just beautiful, it wasn’t just hard to stop, it was nearly impossible to master, on either end of the court. 

In 1995, the Rockets were fresh off their first title yet struggling throughout the season. They finished with just 47 wins and had to make a blockbuster move to acquire Clyde Drexler just to salvage their season and try and win a second title before Michael and the Bulls could figure things out again. 

That same year, the Spurs, with a spunky Dennis Rodman and league MVP David Robinson won 62 games and were the favorites going into the playoffs.

Hakeem felt spited that he didn’t win the MVP that year, a year in which he led the Rockets in points, blocks, steals, rebounds and minutes played. Hakeem was the Rockets and the Rockets would go as far as Hakeem’s 32 year old legs would take them.

Like a perfect storybook, Hakeem and the Rockets caught up with the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals that year and Hakeem would finally get an opportunity for revenge.

The Dream would shake his way to 39 points and 17 rebounds in this game, finishing the series with averages of 35 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.2 blocks a game. The Rockets would move on to their second consecutive finals appearance, where Hakeem would school Shaq and the Magic on the way to a sweep. Hakeem averaged 33 points 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the 1995 playoffs and was so good, the great Shaquille O’neal would willingly call Hakeem “The Master” for the the rest of his career. 

It’s amazing to think about how many phenomenal centers the NBA had in the 1990’s. From Hakeem to Robinson to Alanzo, the talent was breathtaking.   

(box score)

@Suga_Shane

Stat Geeks Unite! 
What is this graphic that looks like your 11th grade math homework? It’s a graphical representation of the best 10 seasons of the top 20 players since 1977 (Seasons are Advanced SPM VORP, careers were measured by total VORP.) (SPM = Statistical Plus/Minus; VORP = Value Over Replacement Player)
That guy at the very top? That’s the G.O.A.T. himself and this graph, loosely translated, states that Jordan’s 10 best seasons were better than the best seasons of almost every single Top 20 player in NBA history. 
Michael actually lays claim to 8 of the top 10 seasons in NBA history since 1977. David Robinson snuck in there with the 5th best season and John Stockton had the 10th best season. 
I’m sure the question everyone is begging to ask is “How did Kobe stack up?” According to this chart, Kobe’s best season is slightly better than Jordan’s 9th best season. Translation? Jordan had 8 different seasons of basketball that dwarf  Kobe’s career best season. 
And for those of you keeping score in the Kobe vs. Shaq fued. Shaq’s best season is slightly better than Kobe’s best season. 
"Kobe, tell me how my Stats taste?"
@Suga_Shane
(via Eddy Rivera & Sonicscentral.com) 

Stat Geeks Unite

What is this graphic that looks like your 11th grade math homework? It’s a graphical representation of the best 10 seasons of the top 20 players since 1977 (Seasons are Advanced SPM VORP, careers were measured by total VORP.) (SPM = Statistical Plus/Minus; VORP = Value Over Replacement Player)

That guy at the very top? That’s the G.O.A.T. himself and this graph, loosely translated, states that Jordan’s 10 best seasons were better than the best seasons of almost every single Top 20 player in NBA history. 

Michael actually lays claim to 8 of the top 10 seasons in NBA history since 1977. David Robinson snuck in there with the 5th best season and John Stockton had the 10th best season. 

I’m sure the question everyone is begging to ask is “How did Kobe stack up?” According to this chart, Kobe’s best season is slightly better than Jordan’s 9th best season. Translation? Jordan had 8 different seasons of basketball that dwarf  Kobe’s career best season. 

And for those of you keeping score in the Kobe vs. Shaq fued. Shaq’s best season is slightly better than Kobe’s best season.

"Kobe, tell me how my Stats taste?"

@Suga_Shane

(via Eddy Rivera & Sonicscentral.com

 
49 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.
Brought to you by Shandon Anderson because the only other person to ever wear the #49 in NBA history is Mel McCants.
Sorry for skipping yesterday’s countdown. Here is a video of #50 David Robinson dropping 71 points on the Clippers:




@Suga_Shane

 

49 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.

Brought to you by Shandon Anderson because the only other person to ever wear the #49 in NBA history is Mel McCants.

Sorry for skipping yesterday’s countdown. Here is a video of #50 David Robinson dropping 71 points on the Clippers:

@Suga_Shane

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