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Brad Daugherty says Hakeem was the most talented player he went up against...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JimmyJackson, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. JimmyJackson

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    http://dimemag.com/2010/12/dime-qa-...nd-jordan-unc-and-being-a-nascar-shot-caller/

    Dime: You also played in an era with a lot of great centers. Who was the best athlete you went up against, and who was the best basketball player?
    BD: I played with Kareem, Artis (Gilmore), Robert Parish, Hakeem, young Shaquille, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Bill Walton … a lot of really good guys. I’d say the most athletic, most talented guy ever was Hakeem. Ironically, though, he never had really good games against me. The reason for that is that I read him very well. He was so much quicker than I was, I just made up my mind not to go for any fakes. I’d stay on the ground and always make him shoot over me. When he caught the ball in the post, I’d put my body on him and make him shoot over me. I didn’t try to block his shot. And I had good games against him. But he was the best athlete. You could bump him off-balance and he’d regain his balance and still make the shot.
     
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    you realize about half the GARM is asking this question:

    who the hell is Brad Daugherty?
    they probably think it's that dude who was on American Idol
     
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    Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance and Mark Price formed a pretty good Cavaliers team. Unfortunately for them Bulls suffocating perimeter defense usually made things very difficult for Mark during the playoffs. And then Injury hit Brad and cut his career short.

    Great guys. Good citizens and very good players.
     
  4. SuperBeeKay

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    Cleveland never wins
     
  5. tinman

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    Remember when we got Brent Price and thought he was going to be as good as his brother?
     
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    The black Yao Ming.
     
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    Yeah...we also thought Mirsad Turckan is a keeper and bypassed Rashard Lewis.

    Brainfarts.
     
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    The nascar guy?
     
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    It actually is the NASCAR guy... shocking, I know. 2nd in career points for the Cavs (I'm too young to know that, but I heard them say that LeBron passed him) :grin:
     
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    yeah...it was always the nonathletic chubby guys that gave Dream the most trouble. They would be too slow to go for the fakes so they just decided not to. Daugherty, Mark Eaton, Sabonis to name a few.
     
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    :grin: Good stuff. I wasn't, but you're right.
     
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    Great find! I love reading stuff like that from Hakeem's contemporaries. Eaton played Dream the same way and had some good games against him. Maybe Scola should study some old film! ;)
     
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    Did y'all Olden Polynice played more games against Dream than any other center? In fact it was like constant torture, eventually he went off the deep end... started impersonating cops. Just flat out lost it. Hakeem Dream Shook Polynice's brains out. Rendered him permanently senseless.
     
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    please add Juan Howard in that list as well.
     
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    I don't know if that's an insult to our age or to the youngin's lol. Ahhh the golden age of the NBA, where a nail grazing to the ballhandlers armhair isn't a foul and an elbow to the ribcage is boxing out.
     
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