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Old 01-24-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm not sold on Lebron and think he is overexposed. I don't think he could do a thing with Shawn Kemp.

I'd rank Kemp higher than Lebron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPvh7jdeeo

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Earth
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The list of guys nowadays more or AS athletic as Shawn Kemp can be counted on one hand.

Edit: Kemp's number one dunk in that video, when he points after RAMMING on the defender, would get a T nowadays. God I miss the old days....
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Kemp > James? Are you serious? lol. I'll leave that alone. Kemp was a good player but he cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Jordan, Bryant, James etc
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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Kemp > James? Are you serious? lol. I'll leave that alone. Kemp was a good player but he cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Jordan, Bryant, James etc
I'm assuming he meant as an athlete, not as a player.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Wilt was a superb athlete. Before he decided to devote all of his talents to basketball he was an excellent track and field athlete - running several distances, high jump, long jump, shot put, etc. I'm an old guy and I can remember people saying that he could be an Olympics decathlete contender.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'll toss in another name that could've been a pro in more sports than just the NBA. Steve Nash would've been a pro soccer player like his younger brother.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: I-35
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Fast of course does not have the jordan fadeaway down one his shot is pure and wet then yes.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Wilt was a superb athlete. Before he decided to devote all of his talents to basketball he was an excellent track and field athlete - running several distances, high jump, long jump, shot put, etc. I'm an old guy and I can remember people saying that he could be an Olympics decathlete contender.
As strong as LeBron is, Wilt was much stronger.

I got a chance to see him up close back in the late 1960's, oddly it was at a tennis tournament at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

He was just massive, his arms were huge.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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He's definitely the best at the chase down block of all time.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Is this the thread where we downplay Kobe's talent?
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