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Draymond Green is like a poor man's Lebron

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by what, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. pippendagimp

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    i used to think he's like a horsemouth, but now that i think of it he more closely resembles a parrotfish
     
  2. what

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    white chocolate was pistol pete
     
  3. DonatasFanboy

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    I think Pistol Pete was much like old but healthy, pre-Achilles Kobe, just much more selfish in halfcourt.
     
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    what the hell are you talking about?
     
  5. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Wished all the other "Warriors-based" threads were :mad:

    Curry is still virtually unguardable and GS on pace for 73 wins
     
  6. DonatasFanboy

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    Pete Maravich. You?
     
  7. Caesar

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    JWill was Pistol in terms of passing and flair, but Pistol was a score first player who could catch fire with the best of them. He'd probably be a better player in todays league where coaches can help put him in better spots to score or have other teammates doing the creating to allow Pistol to play off ball and spot up. He's closer to 6'6 and a SG but i think the way Curry plays is closer to Pistol rather than someone like Jerry West who IMO was a bigger more defensive Steve Nash.
     
  8. FTW Rockets FTW

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    This dude's nostrils are bigger than his testicles

    Weird
     
  9. DonatasFanboy

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    It's hard to find any decent comparison for Curry, it's like searching for comparison for Shaq. Honestly I think your comparison makes sense in many ways, it's just that Curry I think is so much better than Maravich that it's an unfair comparison for Curry. Maravich could make shots from any range, but Curry makes them consistently, better handle, better passing, a much better team player.

    Maravich shooting ability is maybe closer to Kobe, and he's also similar to Kobe in that he's a big guard who could post up, in general a very wide, Kobe like array of scoring moves but without athleticism of prime Kobe. He was also an extreme hero ball player, the ball was Maravich's in halfcourt, he didn't look to pass at all. He got his assists and occasional flashy passes in transition, in halfcourt the ball was only his and he would shoot contested over multiple opponents. Curry does that too, he just doesn't do it as much, and he's much better at making those shots consistently. Maravich was like Kobe end game hero ball, but for a full game. Maybe he'd be better today under today's coaches, as long as today's coaches make him change that mentality, because it just would be even less effective today than it was back then.
     
  10. digitallinh

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    Draymond carrying a team.
     
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    I can't stand him, but the boy can play.

    Easily the 2nd best player on that team, and should be a lock for the all star team.
     
  12. ThatBoyNick

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    29 points, 17 boards, 14 assist, 4 steals and a block

    10-16 shooting, 5-9 from 3

    Absolutely nuts...
     
  13. BinBinRingRing

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    Hey, we got poor men too.

    Howard is poor man's Shaq,
    Harden is poor man's Kobe,
    Ariza is poor man's Fox,
    Beverly is poor man's Fisher
     
  14. Pen15clubber

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    All these poor men make jones want to kick a moths ****a
     
  15. Caesar

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    Pistol played with garbage teams, he'd surely be more efficient had he played with good teammates. Imagine if he got to play his career with Larry Legend. He'd have several years in the 50,40,90 club IMO, a club which Curry has yet to appear in and might just miss it this season.
    I am getting tired of people making it seem like Curry has been playing this level his entire career. He's a career 21 and 6 player. Nothing legendary. He's the best long range shooter for sure, but people making it seem like he's been absolutely unstoppable for a decade or something when before last year he wasn't even talked about among the top 15 players in the league.
    Pistol has college records that will never be broken, all without a 3pt line. All with a heart defect that should have never let him play any sport and ultimately ended his life at 40 years old. He played ahead of his time on a team full of black teammates who didn't like his style yet went on to worship Magic Johnson for doing the same moves a few years later on a team with HOF'ers compared to the majority of forgotten players Pete had to play with. You better believe he dealt with racism. But, at least Magic gives the man respect.

    1. With so many advances, his heart defect may have been repairable.
    2. He'd be a better player in the modern era where his style is accepted.
    3. Who knows how much more efficient his numbers would look with a 3pt line. He retired due to bad knees at 32, the same year the 3pt line was introduced. He went 10 for 15 from 3 in limited games. Even if his knees went bad, he would have changed his game years prior to be more of a spot up 3 point specialist with amazing vision still.
    4. Kobe is a proven low efficient player on dynasties or bad teams. He could play with the Dream team and he will still shoot 44%.
     
  16. gfab-babyboi

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    and a 3rd straight triple double
     
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    I'm not a system player. I'm the system, player.
     
  18. Wilezra

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    Another triple double for the poor man.
     
  19. Codman

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    Good for him, but I'll NEVER be a fan. I can't stand this dude, along with Kenneth Faried.

    Both do well in their systems, especially Green. I don't know if he would have the same stats on another team.

    Either way, his personality sucks, along with the other things I've heard about him.

    As for the Warriors, as much as I dislike them, I have to acknowledge the amazing season they're having. It's pretty damn incredible.

    Just think, a few seasons ago, they were relying on Monta Ellis. As much as I like how Monta plays, he isn't the leader or player that Steph Curry has turned out to be. I was completely wrong about Steph. I thought he would be decent, but MVP material? Absolutely not.

    I hope I'm not the only one, but his ankle history made me wary and I didn't think his shot was as good as it is. I have no problem admitting my EPIC wrongs, including Kyle Lowry, but my early doubt in Steph is embarrassing. Do I like the hype surrounding him? Definitely not, but he's earned it. He's the NBA's media darling, and for good reason. The bay loves him, kids love him, America loves his wife and baby girl and he has been unstoppable for the last two seasons. Shoot, he's reignited Bogut and Iggy's careers.

    I wonder what his ceiling is...or what his prime looks like.

    Can he play at this pace for 5 more years? What will his best season look like?

    I ask these questions because I obviously didn't "see" Steph, so I'm most definitely not the one to argue about the legacy he's creating.
     
  20. ThatBoyNick

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    Draymond Green is bad man. 8 trible doubles just in under 40 games, that's insane considering he's a second fiddle player to Curry, and offensively third fiddle to Thompson. He's going to break a lot of tripple double records if he keeps it up.

    The most tripple doubles Lebron has ever had in one season is 7, for example.
     

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