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Dwight vs. Dream

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ralphabetsoup, Aug 13, 2014.

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  1. Rocketman03

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    LMFAO
     
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    Should be Howard vs Ortis Thrope!!!
     
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    D12 had more power than Dream. D12 could soar higher above the rim too.
    D12 has a better overall left hand than Dream to dunk or shoot hooks even though dream can go to the left as well but still dunks with his right.
    D12 is a better dancer. And D12 has more kids than Dream.
     
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    Dwight has superior shoulders.
     
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    This is ridiculous and I refuse to participate in this blasphemy. May you all burn in hell.
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

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    How do you define power?

    As far as ups...I think people are comparing a 20's Dwight to a 30's Hakeem.

    Better left hand. That's it.
     
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    Better Shoulder Press #s
     
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    I cant even say D12 is a better rebounder because Dream did it against true centers. I love having Dwight but he is not even worth mentioning when THE DREAM steps in the room.
     
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    True, Dwight has some superior skills the the Dream, but I think the difference is the Dream was just dominant. You felt that the game relied on him, because he was a game changer. Dwight is great, but not the sort of force Hakeem was, maybe he could get there.
     
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    Hakeem would own Dwight and his predictable post moves. I love Dwight and what he does for us but Dream's instincts would make quick work of Dwight if he tried to make a real post move on him. Let's not forget Dream also had incredible hands and finished top 10 in steals when he retired.
     
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    Some of y'all are so ridiculously defensive about anything that has to do with Hakeem or the championship Rockets that it is comical. Hakeem is of course one of the best players ever and Dwight does not even come close as an overall basketball player. Of course there is no comparison. Just because Hakeem is obviously better doesn't mean he's better at EVERYTHING. Hakeem was a solid rebounder but that was not his calling card. His rebounding is akin to Robinson or Duncan in that they are very good but that's not what makes them dominant. It's not even close in rebounding. Dwight is absolutely a rebounding machine and is one of the greatest of all time. Dwight's career rebounding percentage is over 20% (second all time only to Dennis Rodman) while Hakeem's best single year is still under 20%. I swear if I say Dirk Nowitzki is a better shooter than Hakeem some of y'all would be up in arms.
     
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    Dwight's greater strength and mass should enable him to physically muscle his defender back in the block, and likewise, enable him to not be muscled back on the defensive end better than Dream.

    But in every other facet of the game, I give the advantage to Dream.
     
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    You could have just stop typing right there.


    Dwight spent a big chunk of his career in the super soft east playing during an era with a lack of skilled big men and fouls are called if players breath to hard on each other. Guys like Rodman and Olajuwon had to deal with a lot more adversity on a nightly basis. Can't compare and it's a waste of time to try.
     
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    Rodman and Robinson vs olajuwon in western conference finals

    What happened?
     
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    Try to think one thing form Howard, but hard to say. I though that there was this kind of thread for Yao and Dream. Only thing Yao did better is a free throw, nothing else.
     
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    Moses Malone was a better rebounder than Dwight

    Moses taught Dream
    Dream taught Dwight

    On Clutchfans, Clutch/Jeff/Bima
     
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    Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Dennis Rodman

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=olajuha01&p2=rodmade01

    Rodman only averaged 2 more boards than the Dream head to head.
    And Rodman is a one way player.


    <PRE>
    Player G W L GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
    Dennis Rodman 24 18 6 15 31.3 2.5 4.9 .508 0.0 0.5 .077 1.0 1.8 .535 4.5 9.2 13.8 2.1 0.9 0.7 1.5 2.7 6.0
    Hakeem Olajuwon 24 6 18 24 39.3 10.5 21.7 .486 0.0 0.2 .250 4.8 6.9 .691 3.4 7.9 11.3 2.5 1.1 2.9 2.9 4.0 25.9
    </PRE>
     
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    Similar to Dream vs Kevin Willis.
     
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    One guy is teaching the other guy how to play in the post.

    Does that answer every question?
     
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    I think this is really unfair on Dwight.

    Dwight is a very good center and in the playoffs last season we ended up at a point where he played his guts out and carried us.

    To try and match up his all round abilities against a center that was easily the best all round center of all time...it's just not fair.
     

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