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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blasts Dwight Howard

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Pokemon, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. hikanoo49

    hikanoo49 Member

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    well, to be fair, if you think about the best center for over the last 20 years, Dwight is def the worst offensive center

    Kareem
    Dream/D Rob/Ewing/Daughtery
    Shaq/Dikembe
    Yao

    and now Dwight
     
  2. sirbaihu

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    Worse than Mutombo??
     
  3. Morlock O

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    Offensively yes, defensively no

    he is only 27, I think he will still improve... if Asik, with absolutely no offensive game, can average double digit pts per game with our roster (credit Harden, Lin, Parson) I think Dwight will average 20 pts per game here....
     
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    burlesk Serious business

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    oh snap!
     
  5. K-Low_4_Prez

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    Or how about that battle back in the day between Akeem and Hakeem?
     
  6. RocketRaccoon

    RocketRaccoon Contributing Member

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    Some never take off their Lakers glasses.

    All though I suspect I'll never take off my Rockets glasses either.
     
  7. CCorn

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    Because he wrong.
     
  8. Nawad70

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    That's racist and Aimed for LOFs.
     
  9. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Kareem has never won a championship as the best player on his team.
     
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    Kareem is just upset that Dwight left LA and is now working with the greatest center of all time yet when Kareem offered to help he didn't take him up on it. It was probably a hit to Kareem's ego that Dwight wanted to work with Dream rather than work with him.
     
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    This guy said Noah asked to work with him lol I wonder who did Lebron Kobe amare Dwight and a lot more other players ask to train them oh that's the dream sit down somewhere Kareem nobody wants to train with you and nobody wants to play with the lakers
     
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    I imagine most people just say "I already know how to shoot a hook shot" when Kareem offers to help them.
     
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    That's the thing though....few players nowadays have a hook shot as a go-to move. Kareem has shown beyond any doubt that the skyhook is the single most unstoppable shot in the sports history, yet the disciples are few and far between. No wonder Kareem has been butthurt for the last 25 years.
     
  15. Bobbythegreat

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    Well the reason that few players use the hook as a go to move is because the league is a hell of a lot better now than when Kareem was playing, it wouldn't work as well if it even worked at all.

    Kareem had the advantage of playing on amazing teams most of which were before the league had just a ton of big man talent. If Kareem had to go against guys like Olajuwon, Shaq, Robinson, Ewing, and Mutombo in their primes, Kareem wouldn't have done as well. What worked great against Bill Walton wouldn't cut it against those centers I named (except Ewing probably)
     
  16. hikanoo49

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    Yes, worse than Mutombo

    Mutombo was still a decent post player and had a pretty solid jump hook whereas Dwight scores more off of finishes

    Also towards the latter half of Mutombos career, he was a mid 70%ish FT shooter
     
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    My worry about Dwight is that as we can all agree, he is good because of his athletic ability. With that said, what happens 3 years down the road when that deteriorates?

    Duncan can play for ever as his game is all technique/skills but Dwight is more of a guy more similar to Amare, Kemp, Mcdyss who relies on his explosiveness

    He is gonna be 28 in a month and has played in the NBA for almsot 10 years now so his body is beaten up. So I think our window is smaller than most think. We need to contend and win NOW
     
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    Is it wrong that I laught at it? Do I still belong to HOU fans? :grin:

    [youtube]gKzbw_MRUSM[/youtube]

    Hope Dwight angry now, and proves haters wrong - wins the champ and will have the best season in his career!
     
  19. sirbaihu

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    Insidehoops.com also lists Kareem at almost 7'2 and Dwight at 6'9 (actual). Not many players are 7'2, and I think that affects the "sky" part of "sky hook."
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257270

    Dwight also said "I'm not a seven footer" and Kareem was too tall to work with: he'd have to change his game.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--d...-path-from-villain-to-champion-143045547.html
     
  20. SF3isBack!!

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    We still love Ron Artest, eventhough he was here for a year and he decided to leave Houston still loves Ron Artest. The Lakers are sorry excuses for fans, they ned to move on.
     

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