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Old 03-14-2012, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bresilhac View Post
As either a center or a power forward clearly Tim is superior to Dirk. In fact of all the tangible factors that big men are judged by Tim comes out on top and always has. In fact the only and I mean only thing Dirk is better at over Tim is shooting. Tim has always been a better rebounder, passer, low block offensive player and defender and add to that his leadership ability and you have one of the best all around bigs that has ever played. As far as Stoudemire? He's not even in the conversation.
I think the poster was talking about their current level of play since Duncan is only a fraction of his former greatness right now.

If you talk about career greatness, Dirk is heading to the HOF but Duncan is one of the names that gets thrown in the mix when talking about the best players to play their position ever.

P.S. Some younger fans tend to underestimate Duncan because his career numbers weren't *gaudy*. Duncan would put up 25-13 in a down-tempo 1/2 court game with finals scores of 85-79...it wasn't like oh...Amare putting up 25-13 in up-tempo run-and-gun 115-108 type scores. Had Duncan played in a different era or team style he might not have won as much but dear lord his numbers would have been insane.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Location: spring tx
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Duncan put up some crazy numbers, 2 blocks from a quad-double and what not. People fall in love with ppg and forget about the big picture. Math is correct, Duncan put up ridiculous numbers despite being a part of some of the lowest average game scores in recent history. I believe early 2000's the spurs where holding teams to 82-84ppg for a season! Playoff games in the low 70's was normal AND Duncan would put up 25-30 points, 13-17 rebounds, 4-5 assists, 5 blocks and a couple of steals, and the stats don't even show everything the guy was doing on the court.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:39 PM
Location: The "Rock"
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Originally Posted by Antwuan View Post
What do you think?
No... But He's in the top 10
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