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Old 07-08-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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Rapidly declining.
Well, on second thought, slow may be more appropriate as its occurring over several years, but he hasn't been a relevant player since 2008.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Well, on second thought, slow may be more appropriate as its occurring over several years, but he hasn't been a relevant player since 2008.
No offense but I thought McGrady had already retired.

Sorry for the joke about Yao's all-star appearance guys, but someone had to do it.

Big tall guys drop like flies in the NBA once the foot etc. problems kick in.

Muresan was most improved player in the league and I think he played very little after that.

Bill Walton....the list goes on and on.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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No offense but I thought McGrady had already retired.

Sorry for the joke about Yao's all-star appearance guys, but someone had to do it.

Big tall guys drop like flies in the NBA once the foot etc. problems kick in.

Muresan was most improved player in the league and I think he played very little after that.

Bill Walton....the list goes on and on.
Which makes Shaq's longevity that much more impressive, and he was/is a BIG BIG BIG guy.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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No offense but I thought McGrady had already retired.
Last I hear he's going overseas to play.... talk about wasted potential.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:22 PM
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Problem for Yao is that he has such a huge lower body. Tree trunk legs. All that weight. His legs were much bigger than Shaq. Either way, both of these guys are gonna have issues after retirement.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I don't know about you guys, but I'd seriously consider him for the Hall - next to MJ, he's responsible for spreading the Game around the world.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:10 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but I'd seriously consider him for the Hall - next to MJ, he's responsible for spreading the Game around the world.
He'll make it to the HOF. His impact and stats were good. He put the NBA on the map in China. The NBA has alot to be thankful for this.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Sad to hear but, saw this coming. Would've been nice to see him healthy again to give it one last hurrah. Most skilled big imo besides Hakeem.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Yeah that is unfortunate that he had to retire. When he was healthy I would argue that he was the best center in the game. He only played 5 games last year and didn't play the entire season before that. But he was a 20point 10rebound guy, good shot blocker, and a very good free throw shooter when he was healthy. I agree that he should be in the hall of fame eventually.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:17 PM
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ESPN asking is Yao a Hall of Famer is an insult to every great NBA player who is currently a HOF. What the hell did he do to be eligible for the HOF? He only played 2 full seasons and after that did nothing but take up space on the floor.
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