Originally Posted by moremilk
going down like being shot in the head after every minor foul was definitely very memorable. One of the funniest moments in basketball
he had lebron level talent with Bargnani
level intensity. But he was one my favourite guys to watch, he was so spectacular, and not just the dunks. He was a great all around player and for a few years, he was a superstar and not many were doubting him. I may be wrong, but I think he was the first "the next jordan" for a few years, before kobe and others got that moniker.
Yeah I remember that. He had an MJ type body, with MJ type skills who could dunk better than LeBron. He didn't obviously have that Bargnani
level intensity until he missed that shot in Philly. During the great years, there was definitely a fire lit under him. I remember a lot of comparisons between him and MJ in the media, it was crazy. More than Kobe, like you said. I have no doubt he would've had a better career than Kobe and would've been the second best SG ever after MJ if he didn't lose that edge he once had.