So ********** what??????? Just because he made the NBA does NOT MEAN hes better at basketball than ANY STREET BALLER........ you must be from the suburbs, which is FINE but you do NOT know street ball man im laughing at all of these people thinking that there is NO street ballers from Boston who are better than Scal HAHAHA, ok think what you want "well then why arent they in the NBA" LMAO thats so weak, theres PLENTY of reasons and personal reasons why some street ballers never made the NBA, struggles in life, school etc we dont know so dont ask that stupid *** question lmao
So much wrong with this post. Can anyone off the street design a better bridge than an engineer? No, cuz that's their job. Can anyone off the street beat an NBA player? No, cuz that's their job.
OMG what has the world turned into? A former NBA player can demolish recreational basketball players in Boston (BOSTON of ALL places!). Unbelievable. I cannot believe that Scalabrine a former starter in the NBA can do this...
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This just goes to show how stupid the fans/media are for saying certain NBA bench warmers "suck" ....they may "suck" in the NBA, but they're still some of the best players in the world.
When people say a certain NBA player sucks, I understand that they mean that player sucks only relatively.
Originally Posted by Da Knicks
As far as talent goes, without a doubt Melo is the best player the knicks have ever had. I think Melo is the best player in the league right now so i think after he wins us a ring this year he would have to be considered the best knick ever. Melo will become the new Jordan of the league we are so lucky to have him!!!
Kids in NYC public schools could have beaten the first dude. How is he one of Boston's best when he air balls short jumpers?
To be fair, people grossly overestimate their ability to "make shots". And making shots when playing a competitive game against a real defender is MUCH harder than just making an open shot in practice or playing a pick up game without an audience or cameras around.
I see this all the time in Pool.
A guy make an 8 ball run and they think they have a shot against a Professional. Aside from just a superior peak level of play and understanding, the difference between the amateur and the professional is a level of consistency that amateurs are unable to achieve not only in practice but in competition as well.
For example, Efren Reyes (one of the best 9-ball players in the world) executed 300 spot shots IN A ROW to win a bet. That's placing the cue ball and target ball on the 2 spots on the table (top of the triangle, center of the shot line).
I knew one semi-professional player. His best practice run was clearing 23 consecutive 9 ball racks without a single miss including off the breaks. And he considered himself 3 years away from being good enough to play as a full time professional.
The worst NBA players have a level of play and consistency that goes far beyond what amateurs can do. Are there former College players who were missed during the draft that could compete for a bench spot? Sure.
However, those ex-D1 and international players aren't common at all in terms of playing street ball. The vast majority who are that good are playing international ball.