To help pass the time in the offseason this is a new quick game that I made up where two legendary athletes are playing 1 on 1. The real challenge is not who would win but how one player would handle guarding the other.
The person who posts first (in this case me) will name the offensive player and the defensive player. The offensive player gets 10 possessions to try and score. Both players are assumed to be in their prime.
The next poster quotes the matchup and predicts how many possessions the offensive player would score out of 10 with a brief reason and then posts the new matchup. The game continues with that new matchup.
Offensive Player: Steve Nash
Defensive Player: Gary Payton
Prediction: Nash would score 4 out of 10 possessions against the Glove. He's crafty enough around the basket to get a few. Also his perimeter shot would force Payton to D him up tight but this plays right into Payton's hands. I see him holding Nash under 50% for that matchup.
Offensive Player: Shaquille O'Neal
Defensive Player: Kevin Garnett