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Old 03-23-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: So California
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Perhaps now and in the near future we will see how much the Spurs system helped Duncan. As of now it seems like the Spurs are a 60-70 win team even without Duncan/Ginobili. If the Spurs keep plugging in new players and winning I think it'll be evidence of a great system that a lot of players never had.
Yeah otherwise the team would have faded 3-4 years ago
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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Yeah otherwise the team would have faded 3-4 years ago
Another benefit to that system is playing less minutes. Take Kobe for example - from 27-34, he logged 6 season of 39+ mpg. In the same age range Duncan had ZERO. Kobe played 23,428 minutes whereas Duncan played 20,009 minutes. At 30mpg that's equivalent to Kobe having an additional 1.5 seasons on his body at 34 yrs old. Add to that another 3 NBA seasons/playoffs due to Kobe skipping college and that's 4.5 seasons!
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:41 AM
 
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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32,292
5. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
6. Dirk Nowitzki 30,005


Still rocking the NBA. Awesome.
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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Dirk is one of the most skilled 7 footers to ever play. He's not mind numbingly athletic which make his performance all the more impressive.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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Dirk is one of the most skilled 7 footers to ever play. He's not mind numbingly athletic which make his performance all the more impressive.
He is, just the design of the NBA game does not suit his abilities that make it seem so.

For example, the NBA is a random sport. It's not running a distance or lifting a weight etc.

If the NBA had significant rules changes like boosting long range shots even more or maybe allowing the defense to have an extra defender or whatever suits imagination...then Dirk might be the GOAT or never have even made it onto an NBA roster.

For example, make the 3-point line a 10-point line. Suddenly whom is "athletic" changes from the guys with massive speed or jumping to the guys with hand-eye coordination.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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hes gonna need to up his production and play more games if hes going to make it to 10th-12th.

Just poking at you, your quote from 2013!
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Just poking at you, your quote from 2013!
Have to admit, I was right, he played a whole lot more games since 2013 huh.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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Have to admit, I was right, he played a whole lot more games since 2013 huh.


You were right all along......KING DIRK!!
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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You were right all along......KING DIRK!!

If the key is to get the ball through the hoop. Dirk is the 6th best player in NBA History! Take that Duncan!
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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If the key is to get the ball through the hoop. Dirk is the 6th best player in NBA History! Take that Duncan!
Not really, Dirk just started earlier and kept at it longer.

No freakin way he's ahead of someone like Bill Walton as a prefect example.

I don't think any Spurs fans stay up at night worried about Dirk being considered better than Duncan at anything other than maybe yodeling or eating schnitzel.
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