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Old 03-02-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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On the Otherhand, Kobe's 81 pts was

1. Seen on Television

2. Tougher competiton

Both of these reasons are flawed. For one, what relevance does whether Wilt's performance was shown on Tv or not, have to do with which feat is more impressive? And kindly don't make me projectile-vomit my breakfast all over the screen. Tougher competition?? The 2006 Raptors defense? Do you know anything about Basketball? I mean anything?
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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In the same breath, using the competition argument, Michael Jordan's 69 points is more impressive than Kobe's 81, considering he also grabbed 18 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. And he did it against the Price/Daugherty/Nance/Hot Rod Williams Cavs, who were one of the top eastern teams at the time. My grandmother could drop 40 on the 2006 Raptors defense.
I find it funny that Wilt said he didn't want to score a 100 pts but had no problem holding up the sign that read 100 pts on it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:12 AM
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Both of these reasons are flawed. For one, what relevance does whether Wilt's performance was shown on Tv or not, have to do with which feat is more impressive? And kindly don't make me projectile-vomit my breakfast all over the screen. Tougher competition?? The 2006 Raptors defense? Do you know anything about Basketball? I mean anything?
Overall, the competition in 1962 was not strong like it was in 2006. That's my point, not the individual teams, the ERA
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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My grandmother could drop 40 on the 2006 Raptors defense.

Too Funny...
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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Overall, the competition in 1962 was not strong like it was in 2006. That's my point, not the individual teams, the ERA
Your point is still..well...pointless in the context of the game in question. Whether the league as a whole was stronger in 2006 compared to 1962, is irrelevant. The Raptors in 2006 were about as far from being a good team, as humanly possible. So in that context, the competition THAT night was not strong, because the Raptors were a crappy team. Does that compute, or are you still confused?

And here's something else that may confuse you further, so read slowly and try to keep up. In 1962, there were only about a dozen teams in the league. You know what that means? Wait for it........ less teams means that teams were more loaded with talent, compared to today's era of 30 teams where the talent is distributed across the board.

You see how a team like Miami is considered loaded talentwise with Wade, Lebron, and Bosh? In the 60's, it would have been common for teams to have 3 'star' players, whereas in this era such a team is considered loaded. 'Loaded' teams were prevalent up until the league expanded in the late 80's, and again in the mid 90's.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Wilt also didn't have the luxury of a 3 Point shot.
The other impressive part about wilts game, he was a terrible ft shooter yet when the other team tried a hack-a-wilt it ended up him shooting 28-32.

Bottom line it was wilts night, he was going nuts. The box score doesn't show it But wilt more then likely had 20+ rebounds 10+ blocks and who knows how many assists. He very well could have gone quad-double in half his games, we don't know.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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The box score doesn't show it But wilt more then likely had 20+ rebounds 10+ blocks and who knows how many assists.
Quite true on that. If blocks were recorded back in the 60's, Wilt and Russel would both be at the top of the blocks list all-time, BY FAR. We call guys nowadays who block 3 shots a night a 'great' shotblocker. Hell, Wilt and Russell in some of the games I've seen were doing that in the first quarter alone.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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To expand on my earlier point about the way talent is distributed now: If you removed half the teams in the league ( let's for simplicity take the bottom 15 teams record-wise) and made it a 15 team league, you'd have every team with at least 3 stars in the starting lineup, and benches full of players who are considered competent starters nowadays. Alot of guys who warm the bench today wouldn't even be in the league.

That's what expansion has done to the NBA. While the players themselves are more advanced and all that, relative to prior eras the teams are more diluted. Look at the Lakers, for example. You've got Kobe, Bynum, Gasol, and then a HUGE dropoff in talent. Such occurrences would be minimized in a 15 team league.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Just look at the current player draft we did. Or hell any 12 team fantasy league and that's what you get.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Just look at the current player draft we did. Or hell any 12 team fantasy league and that's what you get.
Bingo, I thought of our draft as soon as I posted my earlier comment.
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