View Full Version : Raymond Lewis In The NBA

08-26-2008, 02:26 PM
As one of the best shooters ever, he was blackballed out of the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers gave him a crap contract compared to Doug Collins, who wasn't nearly as good. In fact, he dropped 60 points on Collins in one half during training camp. In exchange for Philly's disrespect, Raymond Lewis moved to the Utah Stars, where he was the leader and most important part of the entire team. The 76ers then threatened to sue if he played, after which time he drifted off into the obscurity of street ball competitions.
In the age of no three pointers, he rarely ever took shots closer than 20 feet, and regularly averaged a shooting percentage well over 50 percent. He's dropped 56 points on defensive player of the year Michael Cooper, in three quarters. Once, he even scored 73 points while making 30 of 40 field goals, in college (75% FG%)! In high school, he scored 52 points on a group of LA Lakers. It's hard to find stats like that from any other player.
Personally, I think he had the ability to break Wilt Chamberlain's scoring record with his sharpshooting abilities, and would have been at least a top 20 all time NBA star. How good do you think Raymond Lewis would have been, if given a respectable chance in the NBA?

08-26-2008, 03:01 PM
Never heard of him, but as info's tells he would have been great player...

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyQf_HUpKYw if someone is interested...

08-26-2008, 03:06 PM
dude pwnd hard

08-26-2008, 06:06 PM
I started a thread about him last year. Once I saw who he was I was amazed. In a way I feel like he should have accepted the contract, and prove he deserved more, but hey that's life. IMO of the best if not the best player never to play in a NBA game. Dude was a BEAST!

08-26-2008, 06:19 PM
why was he blackballed out of the NBA? for being to good lol.

08-26-2008, 07:02 PM
i want some video of this. he sounds unreal

08-26-2008, 07:39 PM
^ Don't know if there is any video(I tried to find one but no luck) but if you jsut search Raymond Lewis you would find all of his accomplishments and maybe a video.

08-26-2008, 07:55 PM
why was he blackballed out of the NBA? for being to good lol.

He was better than Doug Collins, and didn't want to accept a lesser contract. Collins probably got payed more for being white. Lewis probably should have played though. He could have been the highest payed player after teams saw what he did.

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08-26-2008, 08:35 PM
damn thas f'd up

08-26-2008, 08:50 PM
sounds stupid now a days but back then it probably was a regular occurance in sports sadly.

08-26-2008, 09:01 PM
sounds great but never heard of him

08-26-2008, 09:04 PM
i wish he would've played in the NBA. It would've been nice to see him compete at a higher level.

08-26-2008, 09:20 PM
Dude sounds insanely good.

08-26-2008, 10:10 PM
Too bad there isn't any videos of him playin. Sounds like the legend of Moby Dick. Now here's a high school legend that might have changed the game if he hadn't broken his neck.