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Old 06-09-2008, 11:39 AM   #381
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I hated McHale more than any other Celtic, but, yes, he was fun to watch operate down low. I think he and Hakeem are the two best big men I've seen with the ball in the paint.
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McHale used to make so many moves in the paint. It was kinda funny at times.
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Too bad he doesn't know how to make any moves in the front office.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #385
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I'm reading through every post in the Pacino Voice. This makes Interference 4x more exciting.

This thread belongs on U2 Heaven, btw.
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So...after all this time, after all the ups and downs in this coaching search, it appears that John Paxson has settled on Vinny Del Negro to be the new head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

The guy has never coached a team ever. He's been the Suns assistant general manager.
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But he looks like such a hard worker...
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I hated McHale more than any other Celtic, but, yes, he was fun to watch operate down low. I think he and Hakeem are the two best big men I've seen with the ball in the paint.
So you're the one...everybody else hated Ainge it seemed

I loved watching Olajuwon, amazing skill level especially for a big man. I'd take Hakeem over any center I've ever seen play though granted I'm too young to have seen Russell or Kareem at his peak.
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But he looks like such a hard worker...
And he's got better hair than Skiles.
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If he's been the Suns asst. GM, then he should know like half of the Bulls roster by now, right? At least Deng.
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well... at least it's not terry porter... i think
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I loved watching Olajuwon, amazing skill level especially for a big man. I'd take Hakeem over any center I've ever seen play though granted I'm too young to have seen Russell or Kareem at his peak.
honestly... what a privledge it was to watch the great low post players of the 80's and 90's. ya know, back when they had moves and weren't just athletic man-child freaks like dwight howard.

shit... rik smits very well might be the best center in the league if he played today, and he was like, oh i dunno, 6th best back in the day.
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Just wait until that pillar of finesse Hasheem Thabeet hits the NBA

To be fair some of these guys (Ewing, Hakeem) were singular talents, and we were just fortunate enough to see them at pretty much the same time. I mean, nobody's killing the Rockets for passing on Jordan to pick Hakeem. The crop of centers in the league now are all just flawed...there's the athletic Howard types, the European finesse centers (Z, Pau), and Yao. And there's nobody coming along either; Greg Oden looks like another of these limited offensive bigs that the league is filled with.
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i hate haseem thabet.

and pau's not a center. or at least shouldn't be. he should be a 4.
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Little is known about his basketball philosophy since he never has coached before. Del Negro interviewed for the Suns' coaching job that Terry Porter landed on Saturday, but failed to make Kerr's list of four finalists.
I guess Del Negro didn't have the time to make an impresion on steve kerr in his short interview period. Maybe it was because his previous job took up to much of his time, his previous job of course being STEVE KERR'S ASSISTANT.
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Just wait until that pillar of finesse Hasheem Thabeet hits the NBA

To be fair some of these guys (Ewing, Hakeem) were singular talents, and we were just fortunate enough to see them at pretty much the same time. I mean, nobody's killing the Rockets for passing on Jordan to pick Hakeem. The crop of centers in the league now are all just flawed...there's the athletic Howard types, the European finesse centers (Z, Pau), and Yao. And there's nobody coming along either; Greg Oden looks like another of these limited offensive bigs that the league is filled with.
Ewing didn't really have great lowpost moves....he developed into a nice shooter, though. The thing about Hakeem, is, he WAS a man-child when he got to the NBA. Check out his college highlights....not a lot of actual moves...but he worked his fucking ass off, and became about as polished downlow as one can get. How much time does Howard spend on footwork, as opposed to dreaming up his next amazing dunk?
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Ewing didn't really have great lowpost moves....he developed into a nice shooter, though. The thing about Hakeem, is, he WAS a man-child when he got to the NBA. Check out his college highlights....not a lot of actual moves...but he worked his fucking ass off, and became about as polished downlow as one can get. How much time does Howard spend on footwork, as opposed to dreaming up his next amazing dunk?
ewing didn't have the flashy moves that olajuwon had but he had an amazing understanding of the single most important thing a post player needs to, um, understand... how to use your oppoents body and weight to your advantage. he was a master of getting a guy to lean a certain way and then going the opposite direction, be it the baseline fall away jumper or the pattened ewing 2 & 1/2 step runner in the lane. he was also a tremendous passer from the post, a lost art gone the way of the mid-range jumper, which ewing was also great at
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ewing didn't have the flashy moves that olajuwon had but he had an amazing understanding of the single most important thing a post player needs to, um, understand... how to use your oppoents body and weight to your advantage. he was a master of getting a guy to lean a certain way and then going the opposite direction, be it the baseline fall away jumper or the pattened ewing 2 & 1/2 step runner in the lane. he was also a tremendous passer from the post, a lost art gone the way of the mid-range jumper, which ewing was also great at
Agreed. Forgot about his little runner.
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Well clearly Howard hasn't been spending enough time on his dunks since he didn't come up with the cupcake one...slacker.

You're right about Ewing, he kind of went more with that short jumper of his but still a skill move as opposed to being a one-dimensional dunker. Ewing actually developed some nice range for a guy his size.
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ewing was money from 15 feet.

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