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View Poll Results: Yes or no?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Anthony would be torn to shreds by Ewing.

Anthony is a great defender. Do you remember when Muggsy Bogues block Ewing's shot Ewing was almost 37 years old in 99 and best of his career was definitely behind him by then. Can you imagine a 37yo center chasing around Anthony and Bosh

2012 Miami Heat big 3 averages 67.2 ppg
1999 Knicks "big 3" Ewing, Sprewell, Houston averaged 40.0 ppg

One thing for certain Ewing made more money back then, more then LeBron,Wade or Bosch make now

 
Old 07-02-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Comparing Players from different era's is very hard to impossible to do. What I find as a better comparison is comparing the team as a whole to their season not 100% but better nevertheless.
This is no better. Comparing a teams performance over a season has absolutely zero bearing on a matchup with a single team.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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This is no better. Comparing a teams performance over a season has absolutely zero bearing on a matchup with a single team.

Well if you think a 16 seed mediocre team, that overachieved in the playoffs with a 37yo center from the late 90's could beat the 2012 World Champions than it must be true. The heat have been to back to back finals and are well on their way of becoming a dynasty. Even the voting on here is a shutout but somehow you can't wrap your head around it . I don't think that Knick team could beat OKC,Spurs,Celtics, Bulls(with Rose) either.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Well if you think a 16 seed mediocre team, that overachieved in the playoffs with a 37yo center from the late 90's could beat the 2012 World Champions than it must be true. The heat have been to back to back finals and are well on their way of becoming a dynasty. Even the voting on here is a shutout but somehow you can't wrap your head around it . I don't think that Knick team could beat OKC,Spurs,Celtics, Bulls(with Rose) either.

Clearly you didnt read my post where I outright said that the Heat would almost certainly beat the Knicks........

But Ill help you out from post #15, where I said the following

"Being a Knicks fan, Id say the Heat would probably pull it out, but I dont think its as cut and dry as some would say"

"Ultimately though, I think the Knicks weaknesses do them in"
 
Old 07-02-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Anthony is a great defender. Do you remember when Muggsy Bogues block Ewing's shot Ewing was almost 37 years old in 99 and best of his career was definitely behind him by then. Can you imagine a 37yo center chasing around Anthony and Bosh
1. Even at 37, Ewing was a better rebounder and more effective defender than Anthony. ALSO, Ewing was not a complete offensive liability like Anthony is.

2. Ewing wouldnt be "chasing Bosh", Marcus Camby would pull that duty, Marcus Camby who was 24 years old and one of the most athletic big men in the NBA in 1999. Ewing would be lined up on Anthony, and Anthony is useless on offense any how.


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2012 Miami Heat big 3 averages 67.2 ppg
1999 Knicks "big 3" Ewing, Sprewell, Houston averaged 40.0 ppg
And you dont think that 3 players accounting for almost 30 games WS could be a huge problem for the Heat?

Part of what was GOOD about the Knicks is that no player had more than a 5 game WS. That is exactly why the Knicks could lose Ewing, and still be ok. They played team basketball

If the Heat lost Lebron James, they would have likely lost about 15 more regular season games, and would have been out of the playoffs round 1. The Heat, at best, play 3 man basketball, at worst, they just play give Lebron the ball at all times, and hope he makes things happen.



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One thing for certain Ewing made more money back then, more then LeBron,Wade or Bosch make now
If Lebron wasnt so intent on helping to construct a super team that he was willing to take less than his market value, that wouldnt be the case.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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That's a lot of "if'ssss" if I was 10 inches taller I'd be in the NBA
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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If they had Ewing, they'd have a chance to win a couple of games.

If not, probably get swept.

Now those 1999 Spurs vs the Heat would have been a good series. But I still take the Heat.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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Yes. Unlike the ******* called the OKC Thunder...there is no way Lebron and Wade etc would have been driving to the hole like they did and not get fouled hard. Knicks Defense was amazing, Thunder not so much.

Knicks ftw
 
Old 07-05-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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This discussion is still going on? The 99 Knicks have NO shot at beating this year's Heat team... the 2004 Pistons? 2006 Heat with young Wade and Shaq? 2008 Celtics? Then you'd have a discussion.....99 Knicks? Not a chance in hell.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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Yes. Unlike the ******* called the OKC Thunder...there is no way Lebron and Wade etc would have been driving to the hole like they did and not get fouled hard. Knicks Defense was amazing, Thunder not so much.

Knicks ftw
Perhaps you're thinking of the early 90's Knicks team with Prime Ewing, Starks, Mason, Wilkins, Doc Rovers,Oakley etc, and not the late 90's one with old Ewing, Allan Houston, and Sprewell. The latter team had no shot whatsoever against this Heat squad.
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